32nd Sitting of the Senate
5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Two papers were laid. See Order Paper.
Three reports were presented.
One urgent question was posed and answered.
Eight questions qualified for oral answer.
The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, made a personal statement in the Senate regarding allegations made by Sen. Wade Mark on the alleged non-payment of millions of dollars in stamp duty due to the purchase of land in the Port of Spain area, linked to the Minister.
The Domestic Violence (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General.
The Acting Leader of Government Business moved a motion that Mr. Nigel De Freitas be appointed to the JSC on the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2020, in lieu of Mr. Robert Le Hunte. The motion was approved.
The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved a motion that the House amendments to the Interception of Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2020 be considered. Debate began on the motion. With 16 votes for, 7 votes against and 6 abstentions, the motion was approved.
The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of the The Urban and Regional Planning Profession Bill, 2019. Debate began on the Bill.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the need for the Government to outline what steps it will be taking to immediately assist the hundreds of nationals stranded in different countries and on cruise vessels, who are desirous of returning to this country. Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat responded.
The Sitting concluded at 5:23 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.