5th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 28 November, 2017
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence, Revocation of Appointment and Appointment of New Senator

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Senators Wade Mark and David Small from today’s sitting. Ms. Racquel Ghany and Mr. Albert Sydney were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Mark and Small respectively. The appointment of Sen. Allyson Baksh has been revoked. Mr. Ronald Huggins was appointed a Government Senator.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Visiting Chinese Delegation
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2017

The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2017, which was passed in the House on November 17, 2017 was read a first time in the Senate. The Attorney General moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. The Senate agreed.

107 Papers

There are 107 Papers to be laid. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight Questions on Notice

There are eight Questions on Notice. See the Order Paper.

Introduction Of Bills
One Bill was Introduced

One Bill, the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Spot Speed Camera Enforcement) (Amendment) Bill, 2017, is to be introduced. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Reassignments to Committees

The Leader of Government Business proposed a number of reassignments to Joint Select Committees. The Senate agreed.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2017

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2017. Sen. Gerald Ramdeen was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Paul Richards and the Minister of Works and Transport. Eight Senators made contributions before the Attorney General rose to wind up the debate. The Bill was read a second time and referred to a Committee of the whole where it was considered and approved without amendment. The bill was then read a third time and passed.

Matter On The Adjournment
Need to Verify Structural Integrity of Bridge and Road near Mosquito Creek

Senator Melissa Ramkissoon moved a Matter on the Motion for the Adjournment. The Minister of Works and Transport responded.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, the Senate will consider Private Business. The sitting ended at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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