23rd Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 4 June, 2013
1:30 PM
Two Papers

Two Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Questions

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

Statements By Ministers
World Environment Day

The Minister of Water Resources and the Environment made a statement acknowledging World Environment Day.

Statements By Ministers

The Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs made a statement on the status of the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2013

The Minister of Finance and the Economy moved the second reading of the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2013. Sen. Faris Al-Rawi was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Helen Drayton, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Development and Sen. Pennelope Beckles. Nine members made contributions before the Minister of Finance rose to conclude. The Bill was then considered in Committee stage and passed without amendment. It was then read a third time and passed. At third reading a division was taken, the result of which was 23 for, none against, six abstentions. the Bill was therefore passed with the required special majority.

The Senate adjourned to Friday June 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

The Senate adjourned to Friday June 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.