26th Sitting of the Senate
4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Three papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
One Report was presented.
Seven questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #226 and #246 were deferred for two weeks.
The Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced.
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.
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.
The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of The Licensing Committee (Validation) Bill, 2018.
Senator Mark raised as a Matter on the Adjournment, the need for the Government to address the concerns of National Gas Companyâ€™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.
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.
At the next sitting the Senate is expected to consider a Finance (Supplementation of Appropriation) Bill. The Sitting concluded at 4:50 p.m.