Parliament Sits Under Extended Hours

by Desk Editor on Thursday, March 21, 2013 — 9:12 AM

Parliament sat at 9am this morning under extended sitting provisions to consider a number of non-controversial bills.

By agreement of the Business Committee, MPs first debated the committee stage of the Social Assistance (Living Alone Payments) Amendment Bill.

This was be followed by the first reading of the Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Amendment Bill, and the second readings of the Medicines Amendment Bill, Natural Health Products Bill and the Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill.

The House rose shortly before 1pm making progress on all the bills with the general support of the House, though ACT opposed the Natural Health Products Bill.

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