18th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 24 February, 2015
10:30 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment of Temporary Senators

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon Christine Newallo-Hosein, Sen. Dr. Lester Henry, Sen. Helen Drayton and Sen. H.R. Ian Roach. Mr. Christopher Joefield, Mr. Stuart Young, Dr. Aysha Edwards and Dr. Kriyaan Singh will replace Senators Newallo-Hosen, Henry, Drayton and Roach respectively during their absence.

19 Papers

19 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
13 Questions

13 Questions qualified for oral answer. Three questions were answered and the rest deferred. See the Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Government Business instead of Private Business

The Leader of Government Business sought and obtained leave of the Senate to consider Public Business instead of Private Business.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Adoption of Children (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Debate resumed (from February 3, 2015) on the Adoption of Children (Amendment) Bill, 2014. Sen. Rev. Joy Abdul-Mohan was first to contribute, followed by the Minister of Local Government, Sen. Faris Al-Rawi, Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler and Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh. Ten Senators made contributions before, by agreement, debate on the Bill was suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday March 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

At the next sitting of the Senate debate is expected to continue on the Adoption of Children (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and begin on the rinidad and Tobago Panama Partial Scope Trade Agreement Bill, 2014. The sitting ended at 4:53 p.m.