19th Sitting of the Senate
4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Ten papers were laid. See Order Papers for details.
The Interim Report of the Special Select Committee established to consider and report on the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was presented.
Four urgent questions were posed.
Ten questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #134 and #172 were deferred for two weeks.
The Leader of Government Business moved a motion to allow an extension to the SSC on the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to April 30, 2019 in order for the Committee to complete its work. The motion was approved.
Opposition Senator Wade Mark moved a private motion calling on the House to take note of the escalating levels of job losses in the country since September 2015 and condemn the Government for its failure to present a clear and cogent economic policy to guide Trinidad and Tobago through these challenging economic circumstances. Debate began on the motion.
Sen. Saddam Hosein raised a matter regarding the need for the Government to address the issue of the increasing shortage of foreign exchange on the local market and the impact on business and citizens, including local muslims traveling for Hajj. The Minister of Finance responded.
Sen. Maria Dillon-Remy raised a matter regarding the need for the Government to ensure that patients with end stage renal disease in Tobago have available to them adequate options so that they can be provided with timely treatment for their condition. The Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries responded.
The House brought greetings to the nation on the occasion of Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day. The Sitting concluded at 6:43 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.