15th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 12 May, 2009
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence and Appointment of Temporary Senators

The Vice-President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Hazel Manning, Sen. the Hon. Arnold Piggott, and Sen. Dana Seetahal, SC. Ms. Anwarie Ramkisson, Mr. Foster Cummings and Mr. Brian Wood were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Manning, Piggott and Seetahal respectively.

Four Papers

Four Papers were laid by the Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
The Emergency Ambulance Service and Emergency Medical Personnel Bill, 2009

The Minister of Health presented the Report of the Special Select Committee of the Senate on the Emergency Ambulance Service and Emergency Medical Personnel Bill, 2009.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
24 Questions

24 Questions qualify for oral answer. Seven Questions (27,38,42,48,49,92,93) were answered. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
28 Questions

28Questions also qualify for written answer. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Introduction Of Bills
Two Bills

The Evidence Amendment Bill, 2009 and the Evidence (Amendment)(No.2) Bill were introduced. Both Bills are in the name of the Attorney General.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2009

The Attorney General moved the Second Reading of the Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2009, which was passed in the House of Representatives on Monday May 4, 2009. First to enter the debate was Senator Wade Mark, followed by Sen. Prof. Ramesh Deosaran, the Minister of Trade and Industry,the maiden contribution of Sen. Dr. Sharon-Ann Gopaul-Mc Nicol, Sen. Basharat Ali and Sen. Dr. Adesh Nanan. Debate on the Bill was then suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 19, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the Senate will continue debate on the Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2009. The sitting ended at 5:45 p.m.