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Petitions, Reports And A Bill

A petition concerning the health effects of mobile phone towers was received when Parliament resumed at 2pm today.

Fiona Kidman and 314 others petitioned that the House of Representatives review the National Environmental Standard on Telecommunications 2008 to consider consultation with the community, resource consents and health effects relating to cell phone towers.

Amongst the reports tabled were the Ngāi Tahu Ancillary Claims Trust, Annual Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2011 (E.69) and the
Government Response to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Report on New Zealand's relationship with India.

The Draft Statement of Intent of the Auditor General 2012 to 2015 was presented

Select committee reports were presented on the:

2010/11 financial review of Transpower New Zealand Limited as reported by the Commerce Committee


Crown Entities Reform Bill (332-2) as reported by the Government Administration Committee


2010/11 financial review of the Ministry of Transport as reported by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee


2010/11 financial review of the Crown Law Office as reported by the Justice and Electoral Committee


Inquiry into the appointment of a Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment as reported by the Officers of Parliament Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as reported by the Primary Production Committee

2010/11 financial review of Land Information New Zealand as reported by the Primary Production Committee

2010/11 financial review of Animal Control Products Limited, and AsureQuality Limited as reported by the Primary Production Committee


2010/11 financial review of the Parliamentary Counsel Office as reported by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Education Review Office as reported by the Education and Science Committee

2010/11 financial review of the Ministry of Education and of non-departmental appropriations for Vote Education as reported by the Education and Science Committee

The Prisoners' and Victims' Claims (2012 Expiry and Application Dates) Amendment Bill was introduced.

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