Govt Agenda After Two Week Recess

by Desk Editor on Thursday, September 26, 2013 — 2:33 PM

When Parliament resumed at 2pm MPs, agreed to a motion congratulating Team NZ on their efforts in their unsuccessful campaign to win the America’s Cup.

Deputy Leader of the House Anne Tolley said next week would be the start of a two week adjournment, after this the Government intended to make progress on the Marine Legislation Bill, the Copyright (Parallel Importing of Films) Amendment Bill, Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Amendment Bill (No 2) and the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill.

Reports were tabled on non-departmental outputs, the performance of the compulsory school sector, and the annual report of Standards NZ.

Select committee reports were presented on:

Petition 2011/63 of Stephen Manson on behalf of the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society by the Health Committee
Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Discussion Paper: Public sector financial sustainability, May 2013 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee.

The Land Transport (Safer Alcohol Limits for Driving) Amendment Bill in the name of Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway and the Education (Food in Schools ) Amendment Bill in the name of David Shearer were introduced.

MPs began Question Time.
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