The resignation of two MPs and the swearing in of a new one took place when Parliament resumed at 2pm.
Speaker David Carter told the House he had received resignation letters from Jackie Blue (effective May 24) and Aaron Gilmore (May 27). Paul Foster-Bell was sworn in to replace Blue.
Petitions were presented asking the House to stop NZ Post reducing home deliver services, to stop CERA destroying heritage buildings and other matters; and to include a clause in the Psychoactive Substances Bill banning the use of animals in relation to tests concerning legal highs.
Select committee reports were presented on the:
State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill by the Finance and Expenditure Committee
Financial Reporting Bill by the Commerce Committee
2011/12 financial review of the Broadcasting Commission by the Commerce Committee
A number of petitions concerning post office closures by the Commerce Committee
2011/12 financial review of the Children’s Commissioner by the Social Services Committee
Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Central government: Result of the 2011/12 audits by the Finance and Expenditure Committee
2011/12 financial review of the Retirement Commissioner by the Social Services Committee
The following bills were introduced:
MPs then began Question Time.
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