senate

Sittings

25th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Monday 26 June, 2023
1:30 PM
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
Four Bills

Four bills will be brought from the House of Representatives including the Anti-Doping in Sports (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which was passed in the House of Representatives on June 20, 2023. The Minister of Sport and Community Development, Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP, moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.

The Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2023, The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies Incorporation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and The Trinidad and Tobago National Council on Alcoholism (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2023 were all read a first time in the name of the President of the Senate. The President of the Senate moved that the next stage of the Bills be taken later in the proceedings. The motions were approved.

Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Papers
Five Papers

Five papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Sen. the Hon. Hassel Bacchus [Minister of Digital Transformation]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven Questions on Notice

There are seven Questions on Notice listed for oral answer on the Order Paper. Question #125 was deferred for two weeks.

Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Anti-Doping in Sports (Amendment) Bill, 2023

The Minister of Sport and Community Development, Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe, MP, moved the second reading of the Anti-Doping in Sports (Amendment) Bill, 2023. Four Members made contributions before the Minister rose to wind up. The Bill was then referred to a Committee of the Whole where it was considered clause by clause and approved without amendment. The Bill was then read a third time and passed.

Hon. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis, MP [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2023

The Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was read a second time. The Bill was referred to a Committee of the Whole where it was considered clause by clause and approved without amendment. The Bill was then read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies Incorporation (Amendment) Bill, 2023

The Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies Incorporation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was read a second time. The Bill was referred to a Committee of the Whole where it was considered clause by clause and approved without amendment. The Bill was then read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Trinidad and Tobago National Council on Alcoholism (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2023

The Trinidad and Tobago National Council on Alcoholism (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2023 was read a second time. The Bill was referred to a Committee of the Whole where it was considered clause by clause and approved without amendment. The Bill was then read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Matter On The Adjournment
Shortfall in Budgetary Allocations to the Tobago House of Assembly

Sen. Maria Dillon Remy raised as a matter on the Adjournment, the need for the Government to address the pattern of shortfall in the budgetary allocation to the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) during the last five (5) years and the resulting challenges.  The Minister of Finance responded.

Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 27, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting, Private Business will take precedence. The Sitting ended at 5:00 p.m.