5th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 2 February, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President granted leave of absence to Sen. Dr. Jennifer Kernahan. Mr. Kirk Conrad Waldron was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Kernahan.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointement of Joint Select Committee - The Securities Bill, 2010

The President brought to the attention of the Senate a letter from the Speaker of the House indicating the appointment of a Joint Select Committee to consider the Securities Bill, 2010. The Leader of Government Business indicated that the matter would be considered later in the proceedings.

Seven Papers

Seven Papers were laid, one in the name of the Minister of Information, one in the name of the Minister of National Security and five in the name of the Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Appointment of Joint Select Committee

The Leader of Government Business moved a motion to appoint the following six members to the Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the Securities Bill, 2010: Mr. Conrad Enill, Mr. John Jeremie, SC, Mr. Mariano Browne, Mr. Wade Mark, Dr. Sharon-ann Gopaul McNicol and Mr. Subhas Ramkhelawan. Leave was granted.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill, 2010

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill, 2010. Sen. Wade Mark was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Dana Seetahal, SC and the maiden contribution of Sen. Kirk Conrad Waldron. A total of ten Senators made interventions before the Attorney General rose to wind up the debate. The Bill was considered in Committee and passed without amendment. It was then read a third time and passed.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday February 9, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting debate is expected to begin on the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and, time permitting, the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2010. The sitting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.