28th Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 21 May, 2019
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, who is out of the country and to Sen. Sophia Chote, S.C. who is ill. Mr. Ndale Young and Ms. Folade Mutota were appointed temporary Senators in their absence.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senators

Temporary Senators Ndale Young and Folade Mutota took the oath of allegiance.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment to Statutory Instruments Committee

The President of the Senate informed of the appointment of Mr. Saddam Hosein to the Statutory Instruments Committee, in lieu of Gerald Ramdeen.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
One Bill

The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2019 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Attorney General.

Five Papers

Five 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
Six Urgent Questions

Six urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions on Notice

Five questions qualified for oral answer. Question #145 was deferred for two weeks.

Introduction Of Bills
One Bill

The Firearms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Change of membership to JSCs

The Leader of Government Business moved a motion that the House agreed with change of membership re Joint Select Committees.

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

Debate continued on the Licensing Committee (Validation) Bill, 2018. Following the debate, the Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole Senate and considered clause by clause. With 27 votes for, 0 votes against and 0 abstentions, the Bill was read a third time and passed, with amendments.

Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the Government’s reasons for authorizing UDECOTT to borrow $180M from NCB Global Finance. The Minister in the Ministry of Finance responded.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 6:24 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 28, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.