6th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 17 November, 2020
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment to Committees

In accordance with Standing Order 79 (2), the President of the Senate listed the appointment of Senators to Sessional Select Committees of the Senate for the 1st Session. She then informed of correspondence received from the Speaker of the House on the appointment of MPs to Joint Select Committees.

Eleven Papers

Eleven papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four urgent questions

Four urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Eight Questions on Notice

Eight questions qualified for oral answer.

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

The Leader of Government Business moved motions relating to the appointment of Senators to Joint Select Committees. Motions were approved.

Private Business: Motions
Reform of the Service Commissions

Independent Senator Anthony Vieira moved a private motion calling on the Government to review the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution and the enshrined Service Commissions and to table in Parliament, within a reasonable time, a clear plan for the update of the Constitution and reform of the Commissions. Debate began on the motion.

Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment namely the need for the Government to update the Senate on the implementation of the 12.5% royalty on all upstream gas producers and the revenue realized thus far. The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan, responded.
Sen. Mark raised a second matter calling on the Government to explain the natural gas crisis arrived at between the Government negotiating team and the upstream gas producers. Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan responded.

The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting concluded at 6:30 p.m. The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed.