20th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 13 April, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Senators Wade Mark, Jearlean John, Jayanti Lutchmedial, Damian Lyder, David Nakhid and Anil Roberts.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Tributes to Dame Louise Horne

Tributes were paid in the Senate to former Independent Senator Louise Horne.

Seven Papers

There are seven Papers to be laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Nine Questions

There are nine Questions on Notice listed on the Order Paper

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Electronic Payments into and out of Court (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Electronic Payments into and out of Court (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Government Business: Motions
Approve the Quarantine (Maritime)(Amendment) Regulations, 2021

The Attorney General moved a Motion asking the Senate to approve the Quarantine (Maritime)(Amendment) Regulations, 2021. The Motion was approved.

Matter On The Adjournment
Collecting/Collating of Up to Date Unemployment and Poverty Statistics

Senator Amrita Deonarine moved as a Matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the Senate, the need for the Government to prioritize the collecting/collating of up-to-date unemployment and poverty statistics, which will better inform its policy decisions in treating with the negative socio-economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic The Minister of Public Administration and Digital Transformation responded.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday April 20, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2021 will be considered. The Sitting ended at 2:56 p.m.