Govt Confirms TICS Bill As Priority

by Desk Editor on Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 2:15 PM

The Government will seek to pass telecommunication interceptions legislation next week, MPs were told today.

Deputy Leader of the House Anne Tolley said the Government would give priority to the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Bill, Members of Parliament (Remuneration and Services) Bill and the Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill.

Parliament would sit on Wednesday morning to consider a number of treaty settlements bills and it would also be a Members Day later on.

Annual reports were presented from Housing NZ, Inland Revenue, Judicial Conduct Authority, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Women’s Affairs.

Select committee reports were presented on:

Briefing on policing and prisons in Canterbury by the Law and Order Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Annual Plan 2013/14 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Discussion Paper: Commentary on Affording Our Future: Statement on New Zealand’s Long-term Fiscal Position, August 2013 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Statement on the long-term fiscal position, July 2013 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

The Ngati Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Bill was introduced.

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