19th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 3 March, 2015
10:30 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointments to Sessional Select Committees

The President of the Senate announced the appointment of several Senators to Sessional Select Committees.

Two Papers

Two Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six Questions

Six Questions qualify for oral answer. Four questions (33,34,64,36) were answered and the rest deferred for one week. See the Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
Policy on Use of Caroni Lands and Use of Service Dogs in Government Buildings

The Minister of Food Production made policy statements on the use of Caroni Lands and the use of service dogs for the visually impaired in Government offices.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointments to Committees
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Adoption of Children (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Debate resumed (from February 24, 2015) on the Adoption of Children (Amendment) Bill, 2014. Sen. Helen Drayton was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. David Small, Sen. Avinash Singh and the Attorney-General. The Minister of Gender, Youth and Child Development then rose to conclude. The Bill was considered at Committee stage and approved without amendment. It was then read a third time and passed.

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

At the next sitting, debate is expected to begin on the Trinidad and Tobago Panama Partial Scope Trade Agreement Bill, 2014 and the National Trust of Trinidad and Tobago (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The sitting ended at 6:03 p.m.