22nd Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 27 April, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment of a Senator

Imam Sheraz Ali was appointed a Government Senator, following the seat of Mr. Franklin Khan being declared vacant.

Six Papers

Six Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

The Second Interim Report of the Joint Select Committee appointed to consider and report
on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020 will be presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Urgent Questions

Four Urgent Questions were approved for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions

There are five Questions on Notice listed for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Private Business: Motions
Deficiencies in dealing with violent crimes against women and girls

Senator Paul Richards moved a Private Motion which asks the Government to critically assess the deficiencies in the current systems, and to present to the Parliament a legislative agenda and policy implementation plan to more effectively address the rising incidence of violence against women and girls. Seven members made contributions before debate was suspended.

Matter On The Adjournment
Discontinuation of Exemption Requirment for Entry into Trinidad and Tobago

Senator Wade Mark raised as a matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House, the need for the Government to immediately discontinue the exemption requirement for entry into Trinidad and Tobago. The Minister of National Security responded.

The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting ended at 6:20 p.m.