22nd Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 28 May, 2013
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence
Five Papers

Five Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight Questions

Eight Questions qualified for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
Two Statements

Two Statements were made, one by the Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development and the other by the Minister of Food Production.

Introduction Of Bills
The Insurance Bill, 2013

One Bill was introduced, The Insurance Bill, 2013, which is in the name of the Minister of Finance and the Economy.

Private Business: Motions
Commitment to Democracy

Debate resumed on a Private Motion by Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds asking the Government to re-affirm its commitment to the principles and the practice of democracy in Trinidad and Tobago. Sen. Corinne Baptiste McKnight was the first to contribute, followed by the Minister of Planning and the Economy and Sen. Faris Al-Rawi. Debate on the Motion was then suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting debate is expected on the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2013. Before adjourning tributes were extended to the national community on the occasion of Corpus Cristi and Indian Arrival Day.