32nd Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Thursday 1 October, 2009
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President granted leave to Sen. Laurel Lezama, Sen. Dr. Sharon-ann Gopaul – McNicol and Sen. Annette Nicholson-Alfred. Mr. Joel Primus, Mr. Raphael Cumberbatch and Ms. Althea Rocke were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Lezama, McNicol and Nicholson-Alfred respectively. Sen. Anwarie Ramkissoon will continue to sit for Sen. the Hon. Jerry Narace.

5 Papers

Five Papers were laid 2 in the name of the Minister of Tourism and 3 in the name of the Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
8 Questions

Eight questions qualify for oral answer. 5 Questions were answered and the next 3 were deferred.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
10 Questions

Ten questions qualify for written answer. See the Appendix in the Order Paper for details.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Commissions of Enquiry Bill 2009

The Attorney General read for a second time The Commissions of Enquiry (Validation and Immunity from Proceedings) Bill, 2009, beginning the debate. The Bill went into committee stage and passed with amendments. It was then read a third time.

The Senate adjourned to Monday 5th October, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

This sitting adjourned at 10:15 p.m. At the next sitting the Bill entitled the Proceeds of Crime Act is expected to be debated.