15th Sitting of the Senate
5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
The Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Minister in the Ministry of Finance. The Leader of Government Business moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on Wednesday February 5, 2020. The motion was approved.
24 papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
Three urgent questions were posed and answered.
Seven questions qualified for oral answer. All questions were answered.
Sen. Wade Mark sought leave to move the adjournment of the House on a matter of urgent public importance, namely the failure of the Government to adequately secure the borders of Trinidad and Tobago in the wake of the Coronavirus global health emergency. The President of the Senate was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.
The Interception of Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General.
Private Members business took precedence at this Sitting. Opposition Senator Saddam Hosein moved a motion condemning the Government for its failure to effectively deal with the unacceptable and serious crime situation affecting law-abiding citizens. Debate began on the motion.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the business arrangement of November 2018 between UDECOTT and NCB Global Finance Limited. The Acting Leader of Government Business responded.
Sen. Mark raised a second matter on the failure of the Government to table the debenture agreement between Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Limited and First Caribbean International Bank. Sen. Rambharat responded.
The Sitting concluded at 6:33 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Wednesday February 5, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.