4th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 26 January, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President granted leave of absence to Sen. Michael Annisette and Sen. Annette Nicholson-Alfred. Mrs. Parvatee Anmolsingh-Mahabir and Prof. David Picou were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Annisette and Nicholson-Alfred respectively.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2010

The Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2010, which was passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday January 20, 2010, was read a first time in the Senate.

Three Papers

Three Papers were laid by the Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance. See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
Six Questions

Six Questions qualify for written answer. See the Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
The Petrotrin Pensions Bill, 2010

One Bill, the Petrotrin Pensions Bill, 2010 is to be laid in the name of the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Minister in the Ministry of Finance. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Private Business: Motions
Private Motion: Renewable Energy in Government Buildings

Sen. Dr. Adesh Nanan moved a Private Motion which asks the Government to take immediate steps to include the use of renewable energy in the planning process for Government buildings. Sen. Dana Seetahal was the first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Dr. Jennifer Kernahan and the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries. Debate on the Motion was then suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday February 2, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the Senate is expected to debate the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2010. The sitting adjourned at 4:32 p.m.