5th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 12 November, 2019
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh, who is out of the country. Mr. Josh Drayton was appointed temporary Senator in his place.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Temporary Senator Josh Drayton took the oath of allegiance.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointments to Special Select Committees

The President of the Senate listed the appointments to Special Select Committees of the Senate for the 5th Session.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Caution regarding Standing Order 103

The President of the Senate reminded the House of its duty to adhere to the Standing Orders, highlighting Standing Order 103 – Premature Publication of Evidence.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
One Bill

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Law Enforcement Officers) Bill, 2019 was brought from the House of Representatives.

Seventeen Papers

Seventeen papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports

Two reports were presented. See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three urgent questions

Three urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six questions on Notice

Six questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #46 and #48 were deferred for two weeks.

Introduction Of Bills
The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General.

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

The Leader of Government Business moved a motion that Sen. Foster Cummings be appointed to the Public Accounts (Enterprises) Committee. The motion was approved.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Bail (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2019

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of the Bail (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2019. Seven members made contributions on the Bill before Debate was suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 3:55 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.