11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 3rd SESSION

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Summary of the 24th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Friday May 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Leave of Absence: Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Stephen Creese and Sen. Gerald Ramdeen. Mr. Elton Prescott, SC, and Mr. Eli Zakour were appointed temporary Senators in their place.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member

  • Temporary Senators: Temporary Senators, Mr. Elton Prescott, SC and Mr. Eli Zakour, took the oath of allegiance.
    Contributions by: Sen. Elton Prescott, SC [Independent Senator (Temporary)], , MP

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives

  • One Bill: The Finance (Supplementation and Variation of Appropriation) (Financial Year 2018) Bill, 2018 was brought from the House of Representatives in the name of the Minister of Finance. The Minister in the Ministry of Finance moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on Tuesday May 15, 2018. This was approved.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]

Papers

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

  • Two Reports: Two Reports were presented.
    Contributions by: Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

  • The Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018: The Minister in the Ministry of Finance concluded the wind up of the debate on The Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018. The Bill was then committed to a Committee of the Whole Senate to be considered clause by clause. The Bill was read a third time and passed, with amendments.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister in the Ministry of Finance]

Matter On The Adjournment

  • Two Matters: Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the non-functionality of the National Insurance Appeals Tribunal. The Minister of Finance responded.
    Sen. Mark raised a matter on the pension, gratuity and other allowances of Fire Officers acting in higher positions. The Minister of National Security responded.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance], Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.: The Sitting concluded at 8:10 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

    View this Sitting on YouTube via the following links:
    Part 1
    Part 2
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