21st Sitting of the Senate
2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Leave of Absence was granted to Sen. Daniel Solomon who is out of the country. Ms. Christlyn Moore was appointed to replace Sen. Solomon during this Sitting.
Temporary Opposition Senator Christlyn Moore took her oath of allegiance.
The Senate paid tribute to former Senator Rennie Dumas, who passed away on Sunday May 14, 2017. A minute of silence was observed.
The Bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives on the morning of May 12, 2017, was read a first time in the Senate in the name of the Minister of Finance. The Minister moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. This was approved.
Two papers were laid in the names of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Public Utilities. See Order Paper for details.
Three urgent questions were posed. See Order Paper for details.
Five questions qualified for oral answer. Question #73 was deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper.
The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Finance (Variation of Appropriation)(Financial Year 2017) Bill, 2017. Debate began on the Bill. The Bill was not committed to the Committee of the Whole. It was read a third time and passed.
The Sitting concluded at 2:43 a.m. on Tuesday May 16, 2017. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.