36th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Monday 25 June, 2012
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment of Senators

The President of the Senate granted leave to Sen. Dr. Lester Henry and Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan. Ms. Sherry Ali and Mr. Albert Sydney were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Henry and Ramkhelawan respectively. Also the President of the Senate announced the revocation of the appointments of Sen. the Hon. Brig. John Sandy, Sen. the Hon. Verna St. Rose-Greaves, Sen. Nicole Dyer-Griffith and Sen. Danny Maharaj. Mr. Ganga Singh, Ms. Marlene Coudray, Mr. Larry Howai and Mr. Jamal Mohammed took the oath of office.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

Four Questions qualified for oral answer. One question (98) was answered. See the Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Private Business

The Leader of Government Business sought leave of the Senate to consider Private Business upon the conclusion of Committee Business. Leave was granted.

Committee Business: Motions
Motion: Adopt the Report - JSC Parliamentary Accommodation

Sen. Dr. James Armstrong moved a Motion asking the Senate to adopt the Second Report of the Joint Select Committee on Parliamentary Accommodation (10th Parliament) – 2011/2012 Session. Sen. Lyndira Oudit was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Faris Al-Rawi, Sen. Basharat Ali and Sen. Terrence Deyalsingh. Sen. Armstrong then rose to conclude. The Motion was then approved.

Private Business: Motions
Private Motion: Recognition of Former Presidents and Prime Ministers

Debate resumed on a Private Motion by Sen. Corinne Baptiste-McKnight which asked the Senate to take tangible methods to honour former Presidents and Prime Ministers. Sen. Pennelope Beckles was first to contribute, followed by Sen. Elton Prescott, SC. Sen. Corinne Baptiste McKnight, the mover of the Motion, rose to conclude. The Motion was then approved.

The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed. Before adjourning, the leader of Government Business indicated that the President issued a Proclamation proroguing the Parliament at midnight on June 26th.