11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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Summary of the 28th Sitting of the 5th Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Leave of absence: Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Anita Haynes, who is ill. Mr. Damian Lyder was appointed temporary Senator in her place.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

  • Appointment of a Senator: The President of the Senate announced the seat of Robert Le Hunte vacant. Mr. Jason Williams was appointed Government Senator to fill the vacant seat.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member

  • Government Senator: Newly appointed Government Senator Jason Williams took the oath of allegiance.
    Contributions by: Sen. Jason Williams [Government Senator]

  • Temporary Senator: Temporary Opposition Senator Lyder took the oath of allegiance.
    Contributions by: Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]

Papers

  • One Paper: One paper was laid. See Order Paper.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

  • Four Questions on Notice: Four questions qualified for oral answer. Question #96 was deferred for two weeks.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries], Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration and Minister in the Ministry of Finance]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

Matter On The Adjournment

  • Two Matters: Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the need for Government to disclose the reason/s for the Prime Minister receiving the Vice-President of Venezuela at the Diplomatic Centre on March 27, 2020. The Minister of National Security responded.
    Sen. Mark raised a second matter regarding the need for the Government to explain the conflicting information provided with regards to number of exemptions granted to land in T&T from March 23, 2020 and the number of persons who were part of the Venezuelan delegation which landed on March 27, 2020. Hon. Stuart Young, MP, responded.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann's West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.: The Sitting concluded at 7:00 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
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