senate

Sittings

30th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 14 June, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon and Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC. Mr. Ndale Young and Mr. Harvey Borris were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Gopee-Scoon and Armour respectively.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Change in Membership to Joint Select Committees

The Vice-President read the contents of a letter from the Speaker of the House to the President of the Senate indicating changes in House membership of several Joint Select Committees.

Sen. Dr. Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim [Vice-President of the Senate]
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
Two Bills

The Bills of Exchange (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which were passed in the House of Representatives on June 13, 2022, were read a first time in the Senate in the name of the Minister of Finance. See the Supplemental Order Paper. The Leader of Government Business moved that the next stage of both Bills be taken on Tuesday June 21, 2022. The Senate agreed.

Papers
Three Papers

Three Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Five Reports from Committees

Five Reports are to be presented. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One Urgent Question

One Urgent Question was approved for oral answer. The Question has been appended to the Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointments to Joint Select Committees

The Leader of Government Business moved several membership changes to Joint Select Committees. The Senate agreed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Questions on Notice

Five Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer. One Question (103) was withdrawn. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Committee Stage: The Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020

The Committee Stage of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020 resumed. The Bill was considered and approved without amendment. It was then read a third time and passed. At third reading a division was taken, the result of which was 24 for, none against, 6 abstentions.

Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 21, 2022 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next Sitting, the Senate will consider the Bills of Exchange (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2022. Before adjourning the Senate extended greetings to the national community on the occasions of Corpus Christi and Labour Day. The Sitting ended at 5:52 p.m.

Sen. Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing [Government Senator]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Sen. Dr. Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim [Vice-President of the Senate]