MP Queries Absence of Banks’ Business

by Desk Editor on Thursday, May 3, 2012 — 2:21 PM

The Opposition wondered today whether the Government had decided to take bills in the name of John Banks off the legislative agenda next week.

Acting Leader of the House Anne Tolley said in the weekly Business Statement to the House that next week the Government would seek to make progress on first reading debates including the Child Support Amendment Bill.

Shadow Leader of the House Trevor Mallard asked whether the Government had deliberately moved bills in the name of Banks down the Order Paper.

Last night, Banks weathered a torrid evening while in the chair as Labour MPs questioned his political credibility in the wake of questions over donations to him.

Tolley said it was up to the Government to decide its priorities.

Petitions were presented from:

Meng Foon, asking the House of Representatives note that 10, 240 people have signed a petition calling on KiwiRail and the Government to repair the Gisborne to Napier railway line, and that the House support this demand.

Emma Moon and 2024 others asking Parliament legislate for a rapid move away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future
Select committee reports were presented on:

Report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Water quality in New Zealand: Understanding the Science, March 2012 as reported by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Report from an Ombudsman on Complaints Arising out of bullying at Hutt Valley High School in December 2007 as reported by the Education and Science Committee

2010/11 financial review of Sport and Recreation New Zealand as reported by the Government Administration Committee

Report from the Chief Ombudsman and an Ombudsman on Investigation of the Department of Corrections in Relation to the Provision, Access and Availability of Prisoner Health Services as reported by the Law and Order Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Independent Police Conduct Authority as reported by the Law and Order Committee

2010/11 financial review of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission as reported by the Government Administration Committee
The Auditor General’s report on public entities progress on implementing the Auditor General’s recommendations was presented.
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