House Goes Into Urgency

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 — 3:34 PM

The House has gone into Urgency to deal with a large number of bills.

The Urgency Motion covered:

Committee stage and third reading of the Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Bill.

Second reading and remaining stages of the Game Animal Council Bill, Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Amendment Bill

The committee stage and remaining stages of the Building Amendment Bill (No 4), Financial Reporting Bill, Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Covered Bonds) Amendment Bill, Non-bank Deposit Takers Bill, Statutes Amendment Bill, Unit Titles Amendment Bill and the Medicines Amendment Bill.

The first readings and referral to select committee of the Parole Amendment Bill, Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2) and the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill.

Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said the parliamentary year was coming to an end and the Government needed to make progress on a number of bills most of which were non-controversial and agree to by most parties.

Brownlee sought and received leave for a Question Time on Wednesday and Thursday this week, as well as there being a Members’ Day on December 4.

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