30th Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 4 June, 2019
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, Sen. Anthony Vieira and Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh who are out of the country and to Sen. Taharqa Obika and Sen. Ashvani Mahabir, who are ill. Mr. Wayne Inniss, Ms. Folade Mutota, Mr. Elton Prescott, S.C., Mr. Sean Sobers and Ms. Hasine Shaikh were appointed temporary Senators in their absence.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senators

Temporary Senators Wayne Inniss, Folade Mutota, Elton Prescott, S.C., Ms. Sean Sobers and Ms. Hasine Shaikh took the oath of allegiance.

Three Papers

Three papers were laid. See Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Five Reports

Five Reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three urgent questions

Three urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six questions on Notice

Six questions qualified for oral answer. See Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Extension to JSC

The Acting Leader of Government Business moved two motions to grant to the JSC on the National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago Bill, 2018 and to the JSC on The Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters Bill, 2018, the Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2018 and the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018, extensions to September 27, 2019 in order for the Committees to complete its work and submit a final report. The motions were approved.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2019

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings)(Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2019. Debate began on the Bill.

The Senate adjourns to Thursday June 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

The Senate adjourned to Thursday June 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. Before adjourning the Senate extended Eid-ul-Fitr greetings. The sitting ended at 4:50 p.m.