8th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 9th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 2 March, 2010
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence, Appointment of Senators

The President of the Senate granted Leave of Absence to Sen. the Hon. Dr. Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde. Mr. Foster Cummings was temporarily appointed to replace Sen. Dick-Forde during her absence from Trinidad and Tobago. The seats of Sen. Dr. Adesh Nanan, Sen. Dr. Jennifer Kernahan, Sen. Mohammed Faisal Rahman and Sen. Dr. Sharon Ann Gopaul-McNicol were declared vacant. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, Ms. Lyndira Oudit, Mr. Mervyn Assam and Ms. Verna St. Rose Graves were appointed Opposition Senators.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2010

The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2010, which was passed in the House of Representatives on February 24, 2010, is to be read a first time in the Senate. The Bill is in the name of the Minister of Works and Transport.

19 Papers

19 Papers were laid. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Nine Questions

Nine Questions qualified for oral answer. One question was answered and the rest deferred. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Written Answer
Nine Questions

Nine Questions also qualify for written response. See the Order Paper.

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

The Attorney General continued his wind up on the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2010. The Bill was then considered in Committee and passed with amendments. The Bill was then read a third time and passed by a margin of 24 for, 6 against.

The House adjourned to Tuesday March 9, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.

At its next sitting the Senate is expected to debate the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2010, the Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and, time permitting, the Petrotrin Pensions Bill, 2010. The sitting adjourned at 3:51 p.m.