senate

Sittings

8th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 23 November, 2021
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Change in Membership to JSC

The President of the Senate informed of correspondence received from the Deputy Speaker of the House regarding the change in membership to a Joint Select Committee.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]
Papers
Two Papers

Two papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two reports were presented.

Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One urgent question

One urgent question was posed and answered.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six Questions on Notice

Six questions qualified for oral answer. All questions were posed and answered.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial-Ramdial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Private Business: Motions
Unparliamentary conduct of Opposition Senators

Independent Senator Anthony Vieira moved a motion regarding unparliamentary conduct of Opposition Senators. Debate began on the motion.

Sen. Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment namely the failure of the Minister of Finance to follow the law as enshrined in the National Insurance Act of Trinidad and Tobago. The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, responded.
Sen. Mark raised a second matter on property tax. The Minister of Finance responded.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday November 30, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The Sitting concluded at 6:16 p.m.