Govt Wins Confidence Motion

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 — 4:25 PM

The Debate in Reply to the Prime Minister’s Speech was completed at 4.20pm and a confidence vote held.

An amendment in the name of Andrew Little stating no confidence was defeated by 57 to 63 with National, Maori Party, ACT and United Future opposed.

The motion in the name of John Key expressing confidence in the Government was passed by the same margin.

MPs then began debating two Government Motions. One making appointments to the Intelligence and Security Committee and another laying out what work it will do,

The Prime Minister’s nominees are Christopher Finlayson and Amy Adams, The Leader of the Opposition’s nominee is David Shearer.

The procedures motion includes the committee examining the budgets for the security agencies and reviewing their performance.

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