15th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 20 January, 2015
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President of the Senate indicated that the President of the Senate (Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel-Smith) was ccting as President of the Republic. The Vice-President then granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Raziah Ahmed and Sen. the Hon. Gary Griffith. Ms. Keitha Smith, Ms. Ashaki Scott and Mr. Daniel Solomon were appointed to temporarily replace Senator Ahmed, Senator Griffith and Senator Hamel-Smith respectively.

Two Papers

Two Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
14 Questions

14 Questions qualify for oral response. Eight questions were answered and the rest deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Precursor Chemicals (No.2) Bill, 2014

Debate continued (from December 9, 2014) on the Precursor Chemicals (No.2) Bill, 2014. The Minister of the Environment and Water Resources was the first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe and Sen. Anthony Vieira. Debate was then suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting debate Private Business is expected to take precedence. The sitting ended at 5:05 p.m.