38th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Monday 2 November, 2009
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Danny Montano (illness) and Sen. Michael Annisette (out of the country). Mr. Joel Primus and Dr. Rolph Balgobin were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Montano and Annisette during their absence from the Senate.

Two Papers

The Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance laid two Papers. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2009

Debate continued (from October 27, 2009) on the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2009. Some ten Senators made interventions (12 over the course of two days) before the Attorney General rose to conclude. The Bill was considered in Committee and passed with amendments. A division was taken at the 3rd reading, the result of which was 22 for, 5 abstentions.

Government Business: Motions
The Commissions of Enquiry (Validation and Immunity from Proceedings) Bill, 2009

The Senate considered House amendments to the Commissions of Enquiry (Validation and Immunity from Proceedings) Bill, 2009. The amendments were approved.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday November 3, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the Senate will consider Private Business. The sitting adjourned at 10:03 p.m.