2nd Sitting of the Senate
1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament
The President granted leave to the Leaders of the Government, Opposition and Indepdendent Benches to make brief welcome remarks to all Senators on the first working day of the Senate in the 10th Parliament.
30 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly)(Validation of the Ninth Report of the Elections and Boundaries Commission)(No.2) Bill, 2010 was introduced in the name of the Minister of Local Government.
The Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs moved a Motion asking the Senate to take note of the state of the economy. Sen. Dr. Lester Henry was first to respond to the Motion, making his maiden contribution. He was followed by Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan, the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe, and Sen. Basharat Ali. Debate on the Motion was then suspended.
At the next sitting of the Senate, debate is expected to begin on a Bill to amend the Firearms Act. Time permitting, debate will continue on the Motion on the State of the Economy. Before adjourning, the President congratulated those members making their maiden contributions. The sitting ended at 5:52 p.m.