26th Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 7 May, 2019
1:30 PM
Three Papers

Three papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One Report was presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven questions on Notice

Seven questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #226 and #246 were deferred for two weeks.

Introduction Of Bills
One Bill

The Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Extension to JSC

Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan moved a motion to allow the JSC on the Revenue Authority Bill, 2018 an extension to complete its work and submit a final report by May 13, 2019. The motion was approved.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The National Emblems of Trinidad and Tobago (Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat moved the second reading of The National Emblems of Trinidad and Tobago (Regulation)(Amendment) Bill, 2018. Debate began on the Bill. Following the debate, the Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. No amendments were made. The Bill was read a third time and passed.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Licensing Committee (Validation) Bill, 2018

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of The Licensing Committee (Validation) Bill, 2018.

Matter On The Adjournment
Price of Natural Gas

Senator Mark raised as a Matter on the Adjournment, the need for the Government to address the concerns of National Gas Company’s customers who have indicated that the price of natural gas in Trinidad and Tobago is causing the downstream sector to become uncompetitive The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries responded.

Matter On The Adjournment
Janitorial Services at TSTT

Senator Mark then raised a second Matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the Senate, namely the need for the Government to investigate the recent procurement of janitorial services at the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago. The Minister of Public Utilities responded.

The Senate adjourned to Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

At the next sitting the Senate is expected to consider a Finance (Supplementation of Appropriation) Bill. The Sitting concluded at 4:50 p.m.