8th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 10th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 27 November, 2012
1:30 PM
Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Senator James Lambert. Mr. Wayne Munro was appointed to temporarily replace Senator Lambert during his absence from Trinidad and Tobago.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
11 Questions

11 Questions qualified for oral answer. Four questions for oral answer were dealt with as well as three questions for written response. See the Order Paper.

Privilege Motions
Statements by the Minister of National Security

Sen. Fitzgerald Hinds moved a matter of privilege related to statements made by the Minister of National Security in response to a question on November 20, 2012. The President indicated that he would rule at a subsequent sitting.

Private Business: Bills Second Reading
The University of the Southern Caribbean (Incorporation) Bill, 2012

The President of the Senate moved that the Bill be read a second time. The Bill was then referred to s Special Select Committee of the Senate for consideration and Report.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Beverage Containers Bill, 2012

The Minister of the Environment and Water Resources moved the second reading of the Beverage Containers Bill, 2012. Sen. Faris Al-Rawi was the first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin. Debate on the Bill was then suspended.

The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The sitting ended at 4:37 p.m.