28th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 29 May, 2018
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Dr. Lester Henry, Sen. Avinash Singh and Sen. David Small, who are out of the country and to Sen. H.R. Ian Roach, who is ill. Mr. Garvin Simonette, Ms. Ayanna Lewis, Mr. Ronald Duke and Pastor Clive Pantin were appointed temporary Senators in their place.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senators

Temporary Senators Simonette, Lewis, Duke and Dottin took the oath of allegiance.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Establishment of Joint Select Committees

The President of the Senate informed of correspondence received from the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives regarding the establishment of a Joint Select Committee on the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2018 and a Joint Select Committee to consider and report on the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018, the Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters Bill, 2018 and the Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2018.

Three Papers

Three Papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions on Notice

Five Questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #135 and #136 were deferred for two weeks.

Government Business: Motions
Approve the Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Regulations, 2018

The Attorney General moved a motion to approve the Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Regulations, 2018. Debate began on the motion. The motion was approved.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Greetings were brought to the nation on the occasions of Indian Arrival Day and Corpus Christi.
The Sitting concluded at 11:59 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

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Part 1
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