4th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 19 October, 2011
1:30 PM
A Proclamation
Tower D is the new Location of the Parliament

The Clerk of the Senate read a Proclamation by His Excellency the Acting President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago declaring Tower D of the Port-of-Spain International Waterfront Centre, 1A Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain, as the place at which the Second Session of the Tenth Parliament shall continue. The National Anthem was then played.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted Leave of Absence to Sen. Lyndira Oudit. Mr. Rabindra Moonan was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Oudit during her absence from Trinidad and Tobago.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Appropriation (Financial Year 2012) Bill, 2011

This was brought in by the Minister of Finance who moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings.

30 Papers

30 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and First Supplemental.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Appropriation (Financial Year - 2012) Bill, 2011

The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Appropriation (Financial Year – 2012) Bill, 2011, which was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday October 18, 2011. Sen. Dr. Lester Henry was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan and the Minister of Food Production, Land and Marine Affairs. Nine Senators made contributions before debate was suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Thursday October 20, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

At the next sitting the budget debate will be continued.