8th Sitting of the Senate

5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Wednesday 4 December, 2019
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan, Sen. the Hon. Dennis Moses and Sen. the Hon. Allyson West, who are out of the country. Mr. Harvey Borris, Mr. Ndale Young and Mr. Wayne Inniss were appointed temporary senators in their place.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senators

Temporary Senators Harvey Borris, Ndale Young and Wayne Inniss took the oath of allegiance.

Seven Papers

Seven papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One report was presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three questions qualified for oral answer. Question #11 was 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 made a request for leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely the failure of the Government to broker an agreement between Paria Fuel Trading Company Limited and Unipet Company Limited. The President of the Senate was not satisfied that the matter qualified under this Standing Order.

Personal Explanations
Apology from Sen. Taharqa Obika

Opposition Senator Taharqa Obika offered an apology to the Senate following the events of the last Sitting and further committed to uphold the sanctity of the House.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Extension to SSC

Acting Leader of Government Business, Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat, moved a motion that the Special Select Committee appointed to consider and report on the Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2019 be granted an extension to December 31, 2019 in order for the Committee to complete its work and present a final report. The motion was approved.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Law Enforcement Officers) Bill, 2019

The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of The Miscellaneous Provisions (Law Enforcement Officers) Bill, 2019. Debate began on the Bill. Following the debate, the Bill was committed to the Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. The Bill was read a third time and passed, with amendments.

The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting concluded at 9:32 p.m. The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed.