43rd Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 25 November, 2008
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

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

One Paper was laid. The Paper is in the name of the Minister in the Ministry of Finance. See the Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
SSC - Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Symphony Orchestra Corporation Bill, 2008

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.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions

Three Questions qualify for Oral Answer. All three questions were deferred. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
One Question

One Question qualifies for Written Answer. See the Order Paper for details.

Private Business: Motions
Private Motion: Government's Conduct in the Financial Affairs of the State

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.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 2, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

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.