35th Sitting of the Senate
4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament
Five Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.
The Leader of Government Business laid the Report of the Standing Orders Committee of the Senate, Fourth Session (2013/2014), Tenth Parliament
The Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs issued a Statement regarding Foreign Direct Investment in the Energy Sector.
The Attorney General concluded his wind-up on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Administration of Justice) Bill, 2014. The Bill was then committed to a committee of the Senate where it was considered clause by clause. The Attorney General then moved that the Committee Stage be suspended until later on in the Sitting. The Committee Stage was then resumed. The Bill as amended was then reported to the Senate. At third reading a division was taken, the result of which was 20 members voting for, six against and one abstention. The Bill was therefore passed with the requisite three-fifths majority.
The Minister of Transport moved the second reading of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2014. Opposition Senator Faris Al-Rawi is the first to contribute on the Bill followed by Independent Senator H.R. Ian Roach, Independent Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir and Opposition Sen. Stuart Young. The Minister of Transport then rose to conclude debate on the Bill. The Bill was the referred to a committee of the Senate to be considered clause by clause. The Bill was then voted on with a division of 27 members voting For, 0 members voting Against and 0 members Abstaining. The Bill was then read a third time and passed.
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday July 22, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. At the next sitting the Senate is expected to consider the Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Bill 2014 and the Land Tenants (Security of Tenure)(Amendment) Bill, 2014. The sitting ended at 8:58 p.m.