25th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 17 May, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President of the Senate informed the House that the President of the Senate was Acting as President of the Republic. The Vice-President also granted leave to Senator the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne, Sen. the Hon. Kazim Hosein and Sen the Hon. Avinash Singh . Mr. Harvey Borris, Mr. Augustus Thomas, Mr. Michael Seales and Ms. Yokyyma Bethelmy were appointed to temporarily replace the aforementioned Senators.

Sen. Harvey Borris [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Augustus Thomas [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Michael Seales [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Yokymma Bethelmy [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
One Bill

The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation)(Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2022, which was passed in the House of Representatives on May 16, 2022, was read a first time in the name of the Minister of Finance. The Minister moved that the next stage of the bill be taken on Friday May 20, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Eight Papers

Eight Papers were laid. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

Two Urgent Questions were approved and answered. The Questions have been appended to the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six Questions on Notice

Six Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer. One question was deferred and the rest answered. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Cannabis Control Bill, 2020

Debate resumed (from May 10, 2022)  on the Cannabis Control Bill, 2020. Eight Members made contributions before the Attorney General rose to wind up the debate. The Bill was considered in Committee of the Whole.

Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. Evans Welch [Independent Senator]
Sen. Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]