7th Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 11 December, 2018
1:30 PM
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
One Bill

The Planning and Facilitation of Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Minister of Planning and Development.

Six Papers

Six papers were laid. See Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Three Reports

Three Reports were presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Urgent Questions

Three urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Nine questions on Notice

Nine questions qualify for oral answer. Questions #13, #14 and #15 were deferred for two weeks.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
One Request

Sen. Wade Mark sought request for leave to move the adjournment of the House on the matter of the lack of accountability and transparency with the sale of Petrotrin assets. The President of the Senate was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.

Personal Explanations
Response to Question 54

Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan made a personal explanation regarding Question 54 in the Senate posed on December 4, 2018. He informed that he was advised by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Authority that at the time the question was posed, no application was received by Sunwing Airlines regarding direct flights from Trinidad to Toronto and vice versa. However, the request was subsequently lodged and received on his return to the office.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Magistrates Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Attorney General moved the second reading of The Magistrates Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2018. Debate began on the Bill. Following the debate, the Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole Senate for consideration clause by clause. The Bill was read a third time and passed, with amendments.

Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Taharqa Obika raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the need for the Government to effect improvements in the PTSC service in South West Trinidad. The Minister of Works and Transport responded.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter regarding the failure of the Government to actively reform labour laws in Trinidad and Tobago. Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus responded.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

The Sitting concluded at 7:58 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.