33rd Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 5 June, 2012
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Sen. Verna St. Rose-Greaves, Sen. the Hon. Fazal Karim and Sen. Prof. Harold Ramkissoon. Archbishop Barbara Burke, Mr. Jamal Mohammed and Mr. Albert Sydney were appointed to temporarily replace Senators St. Rose-Greaves, Karim and Ramkissoon respectively during their absence.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
Three Bills

Three Bills were brought from the House of Representatives and read a first time in the Senate, the Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2012) Bill, 2012, The Association of Real Estate Agents (Incorporation)(No.2) Bill, 2011 and the National Ramleela Council of Trinidad and Tobago (Incorporation) Bill, 2011.

Six Papers

Six Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Three Reports

Three Reports were presented. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions

Three Questions qualify for oral answer. Two questions were answered and one deferred. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2012) Bill, 2012

The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2012) Bill, 2012, which was passed in the House of Representatives earlier in the day. Sen. Dr. Lester Henry was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan and the Minister of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs. 14 Senators made contributions before the Minister of Finance rose to conclude. The Bill was then read a third time and passed.

The Senate adjourned to Friday June 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

The sitting ended t approximately 3:20 a.m.