5th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 3 August, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President of the Senate granted Leave of Absence to Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel Smith, Sen. David Abdulah and Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin. Mr. Sylvester P. Ramquar, Mrs. Lynette Abraham and Mrs. Parvatee Anmolsingh-Mahabir were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Hamel-Smith, Abdulah and Balgobin respectively.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Senior Citizens' Grant (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2010

The Bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives on July 30, 2010, was read a first time in the Senate. The Leader of Government Business moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on Tuesday August 10, 2010. Leave was granted.

Four Papers

Four Papers were be laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Statements By Ministers
Torrential Flooding

The Minister of National Security made a statement on the Torrential Flooding occasioned by heavy rainfall in Trinidad.

Private Business: Motions
Efficiency and Effectiveness of Parliament

Senator Subhas Ramkhelawan moved a Private Motion which asks the Parliament to take steps to evaluate and maximize its efficiency and effectiveness. The Minister of Public Utilities was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Pennelope Beckles-Robinson. Debate on the Motion was then suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday August 10, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting, the Senate will debate the Senior Citizens’ Grant (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2010. The sitting adjourned at 4:21 p.m.