24th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 14 April, 2015
10:30 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Senator the Honourable Garvin Nicholas, Senator the Honourable Marlene Coudray and Sen. David Small. Mr. Larry Lalla, Rev. Barbara Gray-Burke and Dr. Kriyaan Singh were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Nicholas, Coudray and Small during their absence.

Nine Papers

Nine Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One Report was presented. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

Four Questions qualified for oral answer. All questions were answered. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Trade Marks Bill, 2014

The Minister of Legal Affairs moved the second reading of the Trade Marks Bill, 2014. Sen. Faris Al-Rawi was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Anthony Vieira, the Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development and Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh. Six Senators made contributions before the Minister of Legal Affairs rose to conclude. The Bill was read a second time, then referred to a Committee of the whole Senate to be considered clause by clause. The Bill was considered and approved with amendments. It was then read a third time and passed. At third reading a division was taken, the result of which was 22 for, none against, three abstentions.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

At the next sitting debate is expected on the Precursor Chemicals (No.2) Bill, 2014 and the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Bill, 2014. The sitting ended at 5:52 p.m.