16th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 2 April, 2013
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 was out of the country. Mr. Arnold Ram was appointed to temporarily replace the President of the Senate during his absence from Trinidad and Tobago.

Six Papers

Six Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
National Performance

The Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development made a statement on the National Performance Framework 2012-2015 and the National Performance Report for fiscal 2011-2012.

Statements By Ministers
Nationwide Blackout of Friday March 29, 2013

The Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs made a statement about the cause of the nationwide blackout which occurred on Friday March 29, 2013, and the proposals to prevent such a blackout from happening in the future.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Defence and Police Complaints) Bill, 2013

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Defence and Police Complaints) Bill, 2013. Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Elton Prescott, SC, the Minister of Justice and Sen. Terrence Deyalsingh. Eight Senators made contributions before debate on the Bill was suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Wednesday April 3, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting debate is expected to continue on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Defense and Police Complaints) Bill, 2013. The sitting ended at 10:02 p.m.