43rd Sitting of the Senate
1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament
The President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Dr. Lenny Saith, Sen. Laurel Lezama and Sen. Gail Merhair (out of the country) and to Sen. Dr. Carson Charles (illness). Mr. Foster Cummings, Mrs. Nazima Ali-Khan and Dr. Rolph Balgobin were appointed to replace Sen. Saith, Sen. Merhair and Sen. Charles respectively.
One Paper was laid. The Paper is in the name of the Minister in the Ministry of Finance. See the Order Paper for details.
The First Interim Report of the Special Select Committee of the Senate on the Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Symphony Orchestra Corporation Bill, 2008 was laid by the Attorney General.
Three Questions qualify for Oral Answer. All three questions were deferred. See the Order Paper for details.
One Question qualifies for Written Answer. See the Order Paper for details.
Senator Wade Mark moved a motion which asks the Senate to call on the Government to account for the manner in which it has conducted the financial affairs of the State. Several Senators made contributions on the Motion before debate was suspended.
At its next sitting the House is expected to consider the Financial Institutions Bill, 2008, which was passed in the House of Representatives on November 14, 2008. The Senate adjourned at 4:49 p.m.