6th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 5 December, 2017
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President of the Senate indicated that the President of the Senate was acting as President of the Republic. The Vice-President also granted leave to Senator Dr. Lester Henry and Senator Sophia Chote, SC. Ms. Alisha Romano, Ms. Ayanna Lewis and Pastor Clive Dottin were temporarily appointed to replace Senators Kangaloo, Henry and Chote, respectively.

Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointments to Committees

The Vice-President advised the Senate of decisions taken by the House re membership of several Joint Select Committees. The President also announced the appointment of members to Sessional Select Committees of the Senate.

Nine Papers

Nine Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

There is one Report to be presented. See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

Two urgent questions were listed for response. The questions are appended to the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six Questions on Notice

There are six Questions on notice listed on the Order Paper.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Escalating Murders in Trinidad and Tobago

Sen. Wade Mark sought leave of the Senate to move as a definite matter of urgent public importance, the failure of the Government to address the escalating and uncontrollable wave of murders in Trinidad and Tobago The Vice-President was not satisfied that the matter qualified under this Standing Order.

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

The Leader of Government Business moved two Motions seeking leave of the House to appoint members to JSC Cybercrime and JSC Gambling.

Private Business: Motions
Suspend Operations Contract to A&V Oil and Gas Limited Pending Investigation

Senator Mark moved a Private Motion asking the House to suspend the operations Contract to A&V Oil and Gas Limited Pending Investigation. The Minister of Energy and Energy Industries was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir and Sen. Gerald Ramdeen.

Matter On The Adjournment
Granting of FOREX License
The Senate adjourns to Tuesday December 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

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