7th Sitting of the Senate
1st Session - 9th Republican Parliament
Eight Civil Aviation Regulations in the name of the Minister of Works and Transport were laid by the Leader of Government Business and four National Insurance Regulations were laid by the Minister in the Ministry of Finance. Both Ministers indicated that the Statutory Instruments Committee met and found nothing to which the attention of the House should be drawn. Minutes of the meeting were circulated to all Members. See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.
Question 6 was answered and the remainder deferred to the next sitting. See Order Paper for details.
All questions were deferred.
The Geneva Conventions Bill, 2008 was introduced in the Senate in the name of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP)
The Leader of Government Business sought leave of the Senate to deal with Committee Business before Private Business
The Leader of Government Business in the Senate moved the motion. Eight members made contributions, including Sen. Michael Annisette who made his maiden contribution, before the leader of Government business concluded the debate. On the question that the Standing Orders be referred to the Standing Orders Committee there was a division of 24 for and 6 against. See the Hansard for details.
During Senator Mark’s contribution, The President of the Senate ruled that calling another member a ‘colourful character’ is Unparliamentary
Debate resumed on the Motion by Senator Wade Mark from the last Private Members’ Day. One Member, Sen. Dr. Adesh Nanan, made his contribution before debate was suspended.
Sen. Wade Mark raised the matter. The Minister in the Ministry of Finance (Sen. the Hon. Mariano Browne) responded.
Sen. Wade Mark raised the Matter. Response by the Minister in the Ministry of Finance (Sen. the Hon. Mariano Browne)
On that occasion the Senate proposes to continue debate on the Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2008 and begin debate on the Basel Convention (Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer) Bill, 2008. The Senate adjourned at 5:48 p.m.