senate

Sittings

13th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 7 February, 2023
1:30 PM
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Minister of National Security, who moved that the next stage of the bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.

Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Papers
Eight Papers

Eight papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed and answered. See Order Paper.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three Questions on Notice qualified for oral answer. Questions #31 and #32 were answered. Question #33 was deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Avinash Singh [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Minister of National Security, Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP, moved the second reading of the Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2022. Debate began on the bill. Sixteen senators contributed to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of National Security. The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. The bill was approved with amendments. The bill was then read a third time and passed.

Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Richie Sookhai [Minister in the Ministry of Works and Transport]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Evans Welch [Independent Senator]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting concluded at 12:56 a.m. on Wednesday February 8, 2023.