senate

Sittings

2nd Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 14 September, 2021
10:00 AM
Papers
23 Papers

23 Papers were be laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Urgent Question

There is one Urgent Question. The Question has been appended to the Order Paper.

Personal Explanations
Matter of Contempt

Senator Anil Roberts made a personal explanation offering an apology for statements made in the public domain which the Committee of Privileges ruled brought the Senate and its presiding officer into disrepute.

Sen. Anil Roberts, MP [Opposition Senator]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointment to Committees

The Leader of Government Business moved that Senator Dr. Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim be appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Land and Physical Infrastructure in place of former Senator Franklin Khan.

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Suspension of 43 (1) re Speaking Time

The Leader of Government business moved a Motion asking the Senate to allow an alteration of speaking time due to the covid-19 pandemic as follows: 45 minutes for the mover of a Motion, 40 Minutes for the first responder on other benches, and 30 minutes for all other speakers and the conclusion of the debate. The Senate agreed.

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021

The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021.

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. Jayanti Lutchmedial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Anil Roberts, MP [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Friday September 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

At the next Sitting, debate is expected to continue on the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2021. The Sitting ended at 2:50 p.m.