16th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 19 May, 2009
1:30 PM
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. Jerry Narace and Sen. Prof. Ramesh Deosaran. Mr. Foster Cummings and Mr. Nicholas Galt were appointed to replace Sen. Narace and Sen. Deosaran respectively during their absence from Trinidad and Tobago.

Three Papers

The Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance laid three Papers. See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
The Data Protection Bill and Electronic Transactions Bill, 2009

The Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resource presented the First Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Data Protection Bill, 1 2009 and the Electronic Transactions Bill, 2009.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
25 Questions

25 Questions qualify for oral answer. Eight Questions (43,50,51,52,75,94,96,125) were answered. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
28 Questions

28 Questions also qualify for written response. See the Order Paper.

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

Debate continued (from May 12, 2009) on the Integrity in Public Life (Amendment) Bill, 2009 with Sen. Dana Seetahal, SC, being the first to contribute, followed by Sen. Lyndira Oudit and Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan. In all some six Senators made contributions before debate was suspended.

The House adjourned to Tuesday May 26, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

The Senate will consider Private Business at its next sitting. The sitting adjourned at 6:31 p.m.