21st Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 9 April, 2019
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

Vice-President of the Senate, Sen. Nigel De Freitas, advised that the President of the Senate, Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, was out of the country. Mr. Augustus Thomas was appointed temporary Senator in he absence.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Temporary Senator Augustus Thomas took the oath of allegiance.

Four Papers

Four papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One Report was presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One urgent question

One urgent question was posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Twelve Questions on Notice

Twelve questions qualified for oral answer. Question #132, #172 and #176 were deferred for two weeks.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
One Motion

The Leader of Government Business moved a motion that the JSC on the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2018 be granted an extension to May 6, 2019 to complete its work and submit a final report. The motion was carried.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Non-Profit Organisations Bill, 2019

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of The Non-Profit Organisations Bill, 2019. Debate began on the Bill. At the next Sitting, the Senate will consider the Bill in Committee.

Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the recent termination of seven industrial court judges by the Government. The Attorney General responded.
Sen. Mark raised a second matter on the invasion and politicization of the Judiciary. The Attorney General responded.

The Senate adjourned to Thursday April 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 10:20 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Thursday April 11, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.