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Oral Answers to Questions

Tuesday, May 02, 2000

Sen. Brig. The Hon. J. Theodore: Mr. President, perhaps the hon. Senator may wish to distinguish “on the savannah”. Is it the grassed area, or the paved area?

Sen. Prof. Kenny: On the grassed area of the savannah near the playing field and around the savannah generally.

Sen. Brig. The Hon. J. Theodore: Mr. President, parking on the grassed area is still an offence. In fact, there is a situation at present where the circus is at the savannah and the Assistant Commissioner of Traffic has instructed motorists that they may park on the paved portion under the direction of the police, but parking on the grassed portion is still an offence and punishable by issue of a ticket to the value of $200.00.

Sen. Prof. Spence: Is the hon. Minister aware of the fact that at other times large numbers of vehicles park on the grass? For example, opposite White Hall. Are these persons given tickets?

Sen. Brig. The Hon. J. Theodore: Yes, Mr. President, I am aware that there is parking opposite Whitehall and also opposite the President’s House. On Sunday mornings there are cars there. ACP Matthews is aware and in fact, the police will be taking action because the matter of parking in the savannah has been highlighted and it is against the law and the drivers will be asked to remove their vehicles, at least the first time, but efforts will be made to ensure that parking on the grassed area does not take place because it is against the law.

ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES BILL

Bill to give effect to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction in Trinidad and Tobago. [The Minister of National Security]; read the first time.

Motion made, That the next stage be taken at the next sitting of the Senate. [Hon. W. Mark]

Question put and agreed to. RENT RESTRICTION (RE-ENACTMENT AND VALIDATION) BILL

Bill to re-enact the Rent Restriction Act, Chap. 59:50 and to validate things done thereunder [The Minister of Housing and Settlements]; read the first time.

Motion made That the next stage be taken at the next sitting of the Senate. [Hon. W. Mark]

Question put and agreed to.

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