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Summary of the 9th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Saturday December 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Leave of absence: The Vice-President of the Senate advised that the President of the Senate is currently serving as President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
    Contributions by: Sen. Nigel de Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]

Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives

  • The Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Bill, 2019: The Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Bill, 2019 was brought from the House of Representatives. The Minister of Finance moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was approved.
    Contributions by: Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]


  • One Paper: One paper was laid. See the Supplemental Order Paper.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration and Minister in the Ministry of Finance]

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member

  • Temporary Senator: Mr. Augustus Thomas was appointed temporary Senator for the period during which Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo acts as President of the Republic. Mr. Thomas took the oath of allegiance.
    Contributions by: Sen. Augustus Thomas [Government Senator (Temporary)]

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

  • Extensions to JSC: The Acting Leader of Government Business moved a motion to allow an extension to the JSC on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2019 to March 31, 2020, in order for the Committee to complete its work and submit a final report. The motion was approved.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading


  • The Senate adjourned to Tuesday December 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.: At the next sitting, debate will begin on the Finance Bill, 2019. The sitting ended at 7:03 p.m.
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