5th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 12 February, 2008
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence was granted to Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan from 31 Jan – 15 Feb 2008, and to Sen. Basharat Ali for today’s sitting. Dr. Rolph Balgobin was appointed a Senator in place of Sen. Ramkhelawan.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment of PAC and PAEC

The President read a letter from the Speaker of the House listing Members of the House appointed to the Public Accounts Committee and Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Tributes to former Senator Haji Ralph Khan

Tributes were paid to former Senator Haji Ralph Khan by Sen. the Hon. Conrad Enill, Sen. Wade Mark and Sen. Prof. Ramesh Deosaran. Senator Mark also paid tribute to former Senator Roi Kwabena.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The International Child Abduction Bill, 2008
Four (4) Papers Laid

Four Papers were laid in the name of the Minister in the Ministry of Finance.
See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
6 Questions Qualify for Oral Answer on the Order Paper

One Question was answered (9).
Five Questions were deferred (4, 6, 8, 10 and 19).
See Order Paper and Hansard for details.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
5 Questions Qualify for Written Answer on the Order Paper
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2008

Debate resumed on the Bill (from January 15, 2008). Sen. Annette Nicholson-Alfred made her maiden contribution in the Senate. The Bill was later considered in Committee and passed with amendments. It was then read a third time and passed.

The House adjourned to Tuesday February 19, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday February 19, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. On that occasion the Senate will deal with the Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2008 and, time permitting, the Caribbean Court of Justice Headquarters Bill, 2008.