37th Sitting of the Senate
4th Session - 10th Republican Parliament
Two Reports were presented. See the Order Paper.
Two Questions qualified for Oral Answer. Questions nos. 91 and 104 were deferred. See the Order Paper.
Debate resumed on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Prisons) Bill, 2014. The Minister of Justice concluded debate on the Bill and responded to the comments of previous members. The Bill was then committed to to a committee of the whole Senate to be considered clause by clause. The Bill was then read a third time and passed with amendments.
Debate resumed on the Indictable Offences (Committal Proceedings) Bill 2014, with the Attorney General rising to conclude. The Bill was then committed to a Committee of the whole Senate to be considered clause by clause. The Bill was then passed by a Division of 28 members voting for, none voting against and no abstentions.
The Minister of Finance moved that the Senate agree with House Amendments to the Securities (Amendment) Bill, 2013. Several members made brief interventions before the Minister concluded. When the question was put a division was taken, the result of which was 26 for, none against, no abstentions. The amendments were duly approved.
Sen. Helen Drayton moved a Motion asking the Senate to adopt the Report of the Standing Orders Committee of the Senate. The Motion was then approved.
The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed. Before adjourning, the Senate extended best wishes to the national community on the upcoming occasions of Eid-ul-Fitr and Emancipation Day. Sen the Hon. Raziah Ahmed, Sen. Faris Al-Rawi and Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin spoke to Eid-ul-Fitr and Sen. the Hon. Embau Moheni, Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe and Sen. H.R. Ian Roach spoke to Emancipation Day. The Vice-President then made brief remarks. The sitting ended at 6:01 p.m.