30th Sitting of the Senate
4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
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.
Temporary Senators Wayne Inniss, Folade Mutota, Elton Prescott, S.C., Ms. Sean Sobers and Ms. Hasine Shaikh took the oath of allegiance.
Three papers were laid. See Supplemental Order Paper for details.
Five Reports were presented.
Three urgent questions were posed.
Six questions qualified for oral answer. See Order Paper.
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.
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 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.