39th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Monday 23 May, 2011
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Sen. Prof. Harold Ramkissoon. Dr. Lennox Bernard was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Ramkissoon during his absence from Trinidad and Tobago.

Six Papers

Six Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Questions

Two Questions qualified for oral answer on the Order Paper. Both questions were answered.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
Eight Questions

Eight Questions qualify for written answer. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Trafficking in Persons Bill, 2011

Debate resumed (from May 17, 2011) on the Trafficking in Persons Bill, 2011. Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler was the first to contribute on this day, followed by the Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs, Sen. Pennelope Beckles, Sen. Elton Prescott, SC and the Leader of Government Business. Debate on the Bill was suspended until May 24, 2011.

Government Business: Motions
The Data Protection Bill, 2011

Sen. Basharat Ali then resumed his contribution (from May 17, 2011) on the Data Protection Bill, 2011. He was followed by the Minister of Public Administration, Sen. Faris Al-Rawi, Sen. Helen Drayton and Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe. A total of thirteen Senators made contributions over the course of three days before the Minister began his wind-up.

The Sitting adjourned to Tuesday May 24, 2011 at 11 a.m.

The sitting adjourned at 12:40 a.m.