2nd Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 6 July, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Welcome to All Senators

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

30 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
EBC Validation Bill

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.

Government Business: Motions
State of the Economy

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.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday July 13, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

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.