8th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 17 January, 2017
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Temporary Appointement to the Senate

Mr. Raphael Cumberbatch was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Daniel Solomon.

17 Papers Laid

17 Papers were laid. See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two Urgent Questions

Two urgent questions were posed. See the last page of the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions

Three questions qualify for oral answer. One question (13) was answered. See Order Paper for details.

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

One Matter was raised by Sen. Gerald Ramdeen on the failure of the Government to deal with crime. The President was not satisfied that the matter qualified for debate and the motion was denied.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill, 2016

Debate resumed from January 11, 2017 on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill, 2016. Sen. Nadine Stewart was first to contribute on this day, followed by Sen. Wade Mark and Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir. Ten Senators made contributions on this day (20 over the course of two days) before the Attorney General rose to conclude. The House then resolved into Committee to consider the Bill clause by clause. The Bill was considered and passed with amendments, including the removal of the need for a special majority. It was then read a third time and passed by a margin of 23 for, none against and five abstentions.

Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

One matter was raised on the Motion for the adjournment of the Senate by Sen. H.R. Ian Roach.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting, debate is expected on a Finance (Variation of Appropriation) Bill.