senate

Sittings

9th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 16 December, 2022
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell, who is out of the country. Mr. Ndale Young was appointed temporary Senator in his place.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]
Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Temporary Senator Ndale Young took the oath of allegiance.

Sen. Ndale Young [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Tribute to Dr. Romesh Mootoo

The House paid tribute to former Senator, Dr. Romesh Mootoo who passed away on December 9, 2022. A minute of silence was observed.

Sen. the Hon. Kazim Hosein [Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Scrap Metal Bill, 2022

The Scrap Metal Bill, 2022 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Attorney General, Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, S.C., who moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three Questions on Notice qualified for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Scrap Metal Bill, 2022

The Attorney General, Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, MP, moved the second reading of The Scrap Metal Bill, 2022. 11 Members made contributions before the Attorney General rose to conclude the debate. The Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole to be considered clause by clause and was approved without amendments. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira SC [Independent Senator]
Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Josh Drayton [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Senate brought greetings to the nation on the celebration of Christmas 2022. The Sitting concluded at 6:11 p.m.

Sen. Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing [Government Senator]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]