senate

Sittings

17th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 15 February, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence, Appointment of Senators

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Evans Welch, who is out of the country and Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial, who is ill. Temporary Senators Mr. John Heath and Ms. Taylor Jowelle De Souza were appointed temporary Senators in their place.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Summary Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Summary Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Attorney General who moved that the next stage of the bill be taken later in the proceedings.

Papers
Nine Papers

Nine papers will be laid. See Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One report will be presented. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Urgent Questons

There are three Urgent Questions. The Questions have been appended to the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three Questions qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
The Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was introduced in the name of the Minister of National Security.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Summary Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Summary Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Sen. Wade Mark was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Anthony Vieira and the Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs.

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. John Heath [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Amrita Deonarine raised a matter regarding the need for the Government to provide an update on the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority. The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, responded.<br>Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter regarding the need for the Government to explain the appointment of Patrick Ferreira as Chairman of the NIB Board. The Minister of Finance responded.

Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Adjournment
The House adjourned to Tuesday February 22, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting, Private Business is expected to take precedence. The Sitting ended at 6:39 p.m.