16th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 9 March, 2021
10:30 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye, Mr. John Health was appointed to temporarily replace Senator Thompson-Ahye during her absence.

Five Papers

There are five Papers listed on the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Urgent Question

One Urgent question was posed and answered. Urgent questions are appended to the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

There are three Questions on Notice listed on the Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Replacement of Membership to Committee of Privileges of the Senate
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Anti-Gang Bill, 2021

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Anti-Gang Bill, 2021.

Matter On The Adjournment
National Policy Framework for Energy Efficient and Green Hydrogen

Senator Wade Mark raised as a matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the Senate, the need for the Government to explain the benefits of the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding involving the National Gas Company (NGC), National Energy Corporation (NE) and Kenesjay Green Limited (KGL), for the development of a national policy framework for Energy Efficient & Green (EE&G) Hydrogen. The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries responded.

Matter On The Adjournment
Need for Publication of 3-5 year Economic Sustainability Plan

Senator Amrita Deonarine then raised the matter of the need for the Government to publish a three to five (3-5) year economic sustainability plan, to strategize for the continuous shortfall in fiscal revenues and worsening debt trajectory since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Finance responded.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday March 16, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting debate is expected to continue on the Anti-Gang Bill, 2021.