senate

Sittings

13th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 18 January, 2022
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Establishment and appointment of members to JSC

The President of the Senate informed of correspondence received from the Deputy Speaker regarding the establishment and appointment of members to Joint Select Committees.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]
Papers
Two Papers

Two papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three questions qualified for oral answer. All questions were answered.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Hon. Pennelope Beckles-Robinson, MP [Minister of Planning and Development]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Livestock and Livestock Products Board (Repeal) Bill, 2021

The Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries, Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat, moved the second reading of The Livestock and Livestock Products Board (Repeal) Bill, 2021. This bill was brought from the first Session. Two senators contributed to the debate before the debate was adjourned.

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The National Academy for the Performing Arts Bill, 2022

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell, moved the second reading of The National Academy for the Performing Arts Bill, 2022. Nine Senators contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts. The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole Senate for consideration clause by clause. Amendments were made and approved. The bill was then read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Dr. Margaret Burgess [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Yokymma Bethelmy [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Sean Sobers [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Southern Academy for the Performing Arts Bill, 2022

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell, moved the second reading of The Southern Academy for the Performing Arts Bill, 2022. Two senators contributed to the debate before the wind up by Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell. The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole Senate for consideration clause by clause. Amendments were made. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial-Ramdial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial raised a matter on the adjournment namely the failure of the Government to provide enhanced resources to support students with learning disabilities and other special needs. The Minister of Public Administration, Sen. the Hon. Allyson West, responded.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter regarding the need for the Government to indicate whether T&TEC had obtained ministerial approval to issue a request for expression of interest for a floating power plant. The Leader of Government Business, Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat, responded.

Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial-Ramdial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday January 25, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 7:21 p.m.