35th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 19 September, 2017
10:30 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence - Appointment of Senators

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Senator the Honourable Dennis Moses and Senator Khadijah Ameen.

One Paper

Two Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Four Reports from Committees

Four Reports were presented. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

Two urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions

Three Questions qualified for oral answer. Two questions were answered and the third deferred for two weeks. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Indictable Offences (Pre-Trial Publicity) Bill, 2017

Consideration continued (from September 14, 2017)on the Indictable Offences (Pre-Trial Publicity) Bill, 2017. Temporary Opposition Senator Sharla Alexander-Dolabaille was first to contribute, followed by Sen. H.R. Ian Roach, Opposition Senator Sean Sobers and Independent Senator David Small. The Attorney General then stood to conclude the debate. Debate on the Bill was adjourned and a Motion moved that the bill be restored in the next Session.

The Senate adjourns sine die

Before adjourning, Senators extended greetings to the national community ahead of Republic Day, which is celebrated on September 24, 2017, the anniversary of the date on which the 1st Republican Parliament met for the first time in 1976. The sitting ended at 1:33 p.m.