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Papers, Bills and Petitions

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a large number of reports, papers and bills were presented.

These included a petition calling for Parliament to pay urgent attention to the Law Commission’s report of medical cannabis.

A number of annual reports and other documents were presented, including:


Health and Disability Commissioner, Te Toihau Hauora Hauātanga, Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2012 (E.17)

Environmental Protection Authority, Te Mana Rauhī Taiao, Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2012 (C.23)

Crown Health Financing Agency, Annual Report 2012 (E.56)

Children's Commissioner, Office of the, Manaakitia a Tatou Tamariki, Annual Report 2012 (E.65)

Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand (ALAC), Kaunihera Whakatupato Waipiro o Aotearoa, Annual Report 2012, together with erratum for page 36, dated 21 November 2012 (E.26)

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), Mana Tohu Mātauranga O Aotearoa, Annual Report 2011/2012 (E.44)

Financial Literacy and Retirement Income, Commission for, Annual Report 2012 (E.62)

Broadcasting Standards Authority, Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho, Annual Report 2012


Education New Zealand, Annual Report 2011/2012


Law Commission, Te Aka Matua o Te Ture, Annual Report 2011/2012 (E.31)

Social Workers Registration Board, Kāhui Whakamana Tauwhiro, Annual Report 2011/2012 (E.73)

New Zealand Artificial Limb Board, Report for the year ended 30 June 2012 (E.12A)

Health Promotion Agency, Statement of Intent 2012/2015

Speaker Lockwood Smith presented the report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment ``Evaluating the environmental impacts of fracking in New Zealand’’.

The Health Committee’s report on the 2011/12 financial review of the Canterbury District Health Board was tabled.


The following bills were introduced

Appropriation (2011/12 Financial Review) Bill

Family Court Proceedings Reform Bill

Statutes Amendment Bill


MPs began Question Time.


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