senate

Sittings

34th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Thursday 30 June, 2022
2:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence was granted to Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial and Sen. Evans Welch. Ms. Marsha Walker was appointed to temporarily replace Senator Lutchmedial during her absence.

Sen. Marsha Walker [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Papers
Two Papers.

Two Papers were laid. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

Two Urgent Questions qualified for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The National Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The Minister in the Ministry of Finance moved the second reading of the National Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2022. Senator Wade Mark was first to respond, followed by Sen. Amrita Deonarine and the Attorney General. 12 Members made contributions before the Minister in the Ministry of Finance rose to wind up.  The Bill was considered in Committee and approved without amendment. At third reading a division was taken, the result of which was 19 voting for, 2 against and seven abstentions.

Hon. Brian Manning, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Sen. Marsha Walker [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell, MP [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Nakhid raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the need for the Minister of Trade and Industry to explain her statement that the rise in flour prices is temporary and linked to future market conditions. The Minister of Trade and Industry, Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, responded.
Sen. Amrita Deonarine raised a matter regarding the need for the Government to present virtual asset legislation to Parliament. The Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Hon. Brian Manning, MP, responded.

Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Hon. Brian Manning, MP [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Monday July 4, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

The Sitting concluded at 9:14 p.m.