4th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 29 January, 2008
1:30 PM
President's Ruling
Interpretation of Standing Order 18 (1)

The President ruled on whether a Presiding Officer can force a Minister to answer a question.

Mustill Report

The Report of the Tribunal to His Excellency the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in the matter of an Enquiry under Section 137 of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.

(By the Prime Minister)

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
6 Questions qualify for oral answer

4 Questions were answered (3,5,7 and 18).
2 Questions were deferred (4 and 6).
See Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
3 Questions Qualify for Written Answer

Question 1, 24 and 32

Introduction Of Bills
The Basel Convention (Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer) Bill, 2008

The Bill was introduced.

Private Business: Motions
Private Security Firms

Senator Mark moved the Motion.

Matter On The Adjournment
Perceived Discrimination in the Allocation of Senior Citizens Grant

Senator Mark raised the Matter. Response by the Minister of Social Development (Hon. Dr. Amery Browne, MP)

Matter On The Adjournment
Security and Safety of citizens

Sen. Mark raised the matter. Response by the Minister of National Security (Sen. the Hon. Martin Joseph)

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday February 12, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

Debate is expected to continue on the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2008 and begin on the Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2008.