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A Flood of Reports

After a one week adjournment, a host of reports and papers were presented to Parliament when it resumed today 2pm.

These included select committee reports on:

Child Support Amendment Bill by the Social Services Committee

Natural Health Products Bill by the Health Committee

Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill by the Law and Order Committee

Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Advanced Technology Institute Bill by the Education and Science Committee

Waitaki District Council Reserves and Other Land Empowering Bill by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Building Amendment Bill (No 4) by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill by the Regulations Review Committee

The following papers were presented:

Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy Royal Commission, Te Komihana a te Karauna mō to Parekura Ana Waro o te Awa o Pike, Volumes 1 and 2, October 2012 (H.3)

External Reporting Board (XRB), Te Kāwai Ārahi Pūrongo Mōwaho, Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2012


New Zealand Government Property Corporation, Report for the year ended 30 June 2012 (B.27 (a))

Māori Affairs, Minister of, Report on the Progress made on the Implementation of Recommendations made to the Crown by The Waitangi Tribunal for the period July 2010—June 2011 (E.74)

Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board of New Zealand, Report for the year ended 30 June 2012 (C.17)

Testing Laboratory Registration Council of New Zealand, Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2012 (G.31)

Human Rights Commission, Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, Annual Report 2012 (E.6)

Electoral Commission, Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri, Report of the Electoral Commission on the Review of the MMP Voting System, 29 October 2012 (E.9)

The Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Amendment Bill was introduced.


MPs began Question Time.

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