36th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 20 October, 2009
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President granted leave to Senator Wade Mark. Mr. Raphael Cumberbatch was appointed to temporarily replace Senator Wade Mark during the period of his absence from Trinidad and Tobago.

Three Papers

Three Papers were be laid. See the Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
The Local Government Bill, 2009

The Minister of Health presented the Interim Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Local Government Bill, 2009.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
10 Questions

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

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
Nine Questions

Nine Questions qualify for written answer. See the Order Paper

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Tobacco Control Bill, 2009

The Minister of Health moved the Second Reading of the Tobacco Control Bill, 2009. Six Senators made interventions before debate on the Bill was suspended.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday October 27, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the Senate is expected to debate the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2009. The sitting adjourned at approximately 6:35 p.m.