19th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 23 April, 2013
11:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Christlyn Moore, Sen. the Hon. Kevin Ramnarine and Sen. the Hon. Vasant Bharath. Mr. Don Sylvester, Mr. Wayne Sturge and Archbishop Barbara Gray-Burke were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Moore, Ramnarine and Bharath during their absence.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Anti-Doping in Sport Bill, 2013

The Bill, which was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on April 12, 2013, was read a first time in the Senate in the name of the Minister of Sport.

Three Papers

Three Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven Questions

Seven Questions qualify for oral answer. One question was answered and the rest deferred. See the Order Paper.

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

Debate resumed on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Defence and Police Complaints) Bill, 2013. The Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training resumed his contribution, followed by Sen. Helen Drayton, the maiden contribution of Sen. Wayne Sturge, Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe and Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin. Debate on the Bill was then suspended.

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

At the next sitting the Senate will consider Private Business.