6th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 9 February, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Mariano Browne, Sen. Tina Gronlund-Nunez, Sen. George Hadeed, Sen. Helen Drayton and Sen. Basharat Ali. Ms. Anwarie Ramkissoon, Mr. Joel Primus, Mr. Noel Gayle, Mrs. Parvatee Anmolsingh-Mahabir and Dr. Rolph Balgobin were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Browne, Gronlund-Nunez, Hadeed, Drayton and Ali respectively.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2010

The Bill, which was passed in the House of Representatives on February 5, 2010 was read a first time in the name of the Minister of National Security.

Two Papers

One Paper was laid by the Leader of Government Business on behalf of the Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister in the Ministry of Finance and another by the Attorney General. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Seven Questions

Seven Questions qualify for oral answer. Three questions were answered.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
14 Questions

14 Questions qualify for written response. See the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2010

The Attorney General moved the Second Reading of the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2010. Sen. Wade Mark was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Dana Seetahal, SC and Sen. Dr. Adesh Nanan. Nine Senators made contributions before the Attorney General rose to conclude. Debate on the Bill was suspended.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday February 23, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting the Attorney General is expected to conclude the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and, time permitting, debate is expected to begin on the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2010.