9th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 24 January, 2017
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate granted leave of absence to Sen. the Hon. Dennis Moses. Ms. Ayanna Lewis was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Moses during his absence.

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
One Bill

The Finance (Variation of Appropriation)(Financial Year 2016) Bill, 2017 was read a first time in the Senate. The Minister of Finance sought and obtained leave of the Senate to have the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings.

12 Papers

12 Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Urgent Questions

Four Urgent Questions have been approved. The questions are attached to the Order Paper. All questions were answered.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

There were four Questions on Notice on the Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Finance (Variation of Appropriation)(Financial Year 2016) Bill, 2017

The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Finance (Variation of Appropriation)(Financial Year 2016) Bill, 2017. Sen. Wade Mark was first to enter the debate, followed by Sen. David Small and the Minister of Trade and Industry. 11 Senators made contributions before the Minister rose to wind up the debate. The Bill was then read a second time. The Minister of Finance then moved that the Bill be read a third time and passed.

Matter On The Adjournment
Autonomy of Carnival Organizations

Sen. Mark moved as a Matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the House, the failure of the National Carnival Commission to allow Pan Trinbago, the National Carnival Bands Association and the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization the autonomy to manage their respective Carnival events for Carnival 2017. The Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts responded.

The Senate adjourns to Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

At the next sitting the Senate will deal with Private Business. The sitting ended at 6:54 p.m.