Govt Tax Priority After Two Week Break

by Editor on Thursday, May 29, 2014 — 2:23 PM

The Government will give priority to a taxation bill when the House next sits.

Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said in the Business Statement that after a two week adjournment the Government would seek to progress the Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Bill and the Veterans’ Support Bill.

A petition asking the House urge the Government to put in place regulations for zero tolerance of pesticides in baby food was presented

The Auditor General’s reports Local government: Results of the 2012/13 audits and Watercare Services Limited: Review of service performance were also presented

Select committee reports were presented on the:

2012/13 financial review of Southern District Health Board by the Health Committee

Briefing from His Excellency Khin Aung Myint, Speaker of the Upper House, Myanmar Parliament by the Health Committee

Petition 2011/79 of Rae Reynolds and 276 others by the Health Committee

Petition 2011/85 of Cynthia Bowers and 1,035 others by the Health Committee

Petition 2011/89 of Neil Pluck on behalf of the Rakaia Community Association by the Health Committee

Petition 2011/97 of Kyle Lockwood by the Government Administration Committee

Petition 2011/99 of Shayne Jeffares on behalf of Together Napier by the Health Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Draft Annual Plan 2014/15 (including the Auditor-General’s proposed work programme for 2014/15) by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Public entities in the social sector: Our audit work by the Social Services Committee

Whole of government directions regarding procurement, ICT, and property functional leadership by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

MPs began Question Time.

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