15th Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 12 February, 2019
1:30 PM
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
One Bill

The Trespass (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was brought from the House of Representatives.

Three Papers

Three papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four urgent questions

Four urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions on Notice

Four questions qualified for oral answer.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Debate continued on The Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Following the debate, the Acting Leader of Government Business moved a motion that a Special Select Committee be appointed to consider and report on the Bill by March 29, 2019. Eleven Senators were appointed to the Committee. The motion was approved.

Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Saddam Hosein raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the effect of the political crisis in Venezuela on Trinidad and Tobago and the nature of documentation for registered asylum seekers. The Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs responded.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter regarding the need for the Government to report on the progress made to ensure that legislation on Parliamentary autonomy as approved by the Senate in the 3rd Session is introduced for consideration by the Houses of Parliament in the 4th Session of the 11th Parliament. The Attorney General responded.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 7:53 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday February 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.