41st Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 31 May, 2011
11:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President informed the Senate that the President of the Senate was acting as President of the Republic. Archbishop Barbara Gray-Burke was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel-Smith during his absence from the Senate.

One Paper

One Paper was laid. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Ministry of Justice) Bill, 2011

The Minister of Justice moved the second reading of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Ministry of Justice) Bill, 2011. Sen. Terrence Deyalsingh was first to enter the debate, followed by the Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Sen. Faris Al-Rawi and Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds. The Minister of Justice then rose to conclude. The Bill was then considered in Committee and passed without amendment. It was then read a third time and passed.

Private Business: Motions
Private Motion: Process of Constitutional Reform

Debate resumed (from 10 May 2011) on a Private Motion by Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan on the process of constitutional reform. Sen. Dr. Victor Wheeler was first to contribute, followed by the Minister of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs, Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe and Sen. Dr. James Armstrong.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected on the Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) Bill, 2011. The sitting adjourned at 5:27 p.m.