Parliament Today (Updated) 15.09.10

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 — 3:10 PM

When Parliament resumed at 2pm ACT MP David Garrett made a personal statement about media reports on his possession of a criminal record. 

Ministers answered 12 questions for oral answer and MPs held the weekly general debate before Tariana Turia began the first reading debate of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill.

The bill was sent to select committee for consideration by 106 votes to 15, with the Greens, ACT and Maori Party MP Hone Harawira opposing it.

MPs began the third reading debate of the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Bill and passed it on a voice vote.

The first reading debate of the Customs and Excise (Joint Border Management Information Sharing and Other Matters) Amendment Bill began and it was sent to the justice select committee for consideration.

When the House rose at 10pm MPs were debating the first reading of the Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill.

Parliament will resume tomorrow at 2pm.

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