42nd Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

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

The President of the Senate granted leave to Sen. the Hon. Mariano Browne and Sen. Lyndira Oudit, who were replaced by Mr. Noel Gayle and Mr. Seukeran Tambie respectively.

Three Papers

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

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two Joint Select Committee Reports were presented. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven Questions

Seven Questions qualify for oral answer. One question was answered and the rest deferred. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
11 Questions

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

Private Business: Motions
Private Motion: Consultation with Cane Farmers on Drawdown of EU Funds

Debate began on a Private Motion by Sen. Dr. Jennifer Kernahan which asks the Government to keep the cane farmers informed on the progress being made with respect to the drawdown of grant funds from the European Union. The Minister of Finance was first to respond, followed by Sen. Corinne Baptiste McKnight and the maiden contribution of Sen. Seukeran Tambie. A total of five persons made contributions before debate was suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 8, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting, debate is expected to begin on the Securities Bill, 2009.