33rd Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 12 April, 2011
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel-Smith, Sen. the Hon. Mary King and Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan. Mr. Rabindra Moonan, Archbishop Barbara Gray-Burke and Mrs. Parvatee Anmolsingh-Mahabir were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Hamel-Smith, King and Ramkhelawan.

Three Papers

Three Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions

All Three Questions which qualified for oral answer were answered. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
Two Questions

Two Questions qualify for written response. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Anti-Gang Bill, 2010

The Attorney General moved the Second Reading of the Anti-Gang BIll, 2010. In so doing, the Attorney General also sought and obtained leave to debate the Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2010 concurrently. Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Basharat Ali, the Minister of National Security and Sen. Faris Al Rawi. Nine Senators made contributions before debate on the Bills was suspended.

The House adjourned to Tuesday April 19, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected to resume on the Anti-Gang Bill, 2010 and the Bail (Amendment) Bill, 2010. The sitting ended at 10:01 p.m.