26th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 20 May, 2022
10:00 AM
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Urgent Question

One Urgent Question was approved for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

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

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation)(Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2022

The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Finance (Supplementary Appropriation)(Financial Year 2022) Bill, 2022. 16 Senators made contributions before the Minister of Finance rose to conclude. The Bill was read a second time, not referred to a Committee of the Whole, then read a third time and passed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial-Ramdial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Senator Mark raised as a Matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House, the negative impacts of ‘Long COVID’ and the need for the establishment of specialized medical teams for its clinical management as well as remedial action in COVID-19 social support mechanisms. The Minister of Health responded.

Senator Mark then raised the establishment of a national social support network to aid in the mental rehabilitation of those affected mentally by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Health again responded.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
The Senate adjourned to Wednesday May 25, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

The Senate will consider Private Business