A Week Of Committee Stages Ahead

by Desk Editor on Thursday, July 26, 2012 — 2:17 PM

The Government would next week seek to make progress on the committee stages of a number of bills, Acting Leader of the House Chris Finlayson said today.

Reading out the weekly Business Statement, Finlayson said these included:

Biosecurity Law Reform Bill;

Commerce Commission (International Co-operation, and Fees) Bill;

Arms (Military Style Semi-automatic Firearms and Import Controls) Amendment Bill;

Juries (Jury Service and Protection of Particulars of Jury List Information) Amendment Bill;

Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Amendment Bill; and

The eight hour committee stage debate on the Appropriation (2012/13 Estimates) Bill.

Reports were presented from the Law Commission “The Public’s Right to Know: Review of the Official Information Legislation’’ and from the Environment Commissioner on Evaluating Solar Water Heating.

A select committee report was presented on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Public Entities’ Progress in Implementing the Auditor-General’s Recommendations 2012 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee.

Members Bills drawn out of the Ballot were introduced (These are covered elsewhere on Parliament Today)

MPs began Question Time.

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