15th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 2 March, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Conduct in the Chamber

The President of the Senate made a statement pursuant to Standing Order 2(5) concerning the conduct of Members in the Chamber.

Three Papers

Three Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Urgent Question

One Urgent Question qualified. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six Questions on Notice

There were six Questions on Notice listed on the Order Paper.

Privilege Motions
Public Statements by Sen. Anil Roberts

The Leader of Government Business raised a matter of privilege concerning public statements made by Senator Anil Roberts. The President indicated that a ruling would follow. LAter in the proceeding the Vice-President of the Senate was satisfied that a prima facie case was indeed made and the matter referred to the Committee of Privileges for consideration.

Introduction Of Bills
The Anti-Gang Bill, 2021

The Anti-Gang Bill, 2021 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Tobago House of Assembly (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Tobago House of Assembly (Amendment) Bill, 2021. 16 Senators made contributions during debate on the Bill before the Attorney General rose to wind up. The Bill was considered in Committee and approved without amendment. At third reading, the Bill was passed with a division of 16 for, 14 against, no abstentions.

Matter On The Adjournment
The Need to Enact Legislation againt Sexual Harassment

Senator Hazel Thompson-Ahye raised as a Matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the Senate the need for the Government to enact legislation against sexual harassment. The Attorney General responded.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

At the next Sitting the Senate will take the Anti-Gang Bill, 2021 through all its stages. The Sitting ended at 12:10 a.m.