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Papers And Petitions

When Parliament resumed MPs passed a motion without dissent noting with sadness the harm done when a hurricane hit Samoa and Fiji in recent times.

The Petition of Kate Hoyle and 20 others was presented asking that the House inquire into the feasibility of a New Zealand-wide ban on single use plastic bags and the sale of drinking water in single-serving PET bottles of less than one litre.


A number of papers were presented including the:

The annual report of the Road Safety Trust;

The Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Select Committee reports were presented including the:

2011/12 financial review of the Ministry of Health and the non-departmental appropriations for Vote Health by the Health Committee

Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement, December 2012 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy by the Education and Science Committee

And the report of the Visit of the Māori Affairs Committee to Australia, 29 October to 1 November 2012

The Auditor-General’s report New Zealand Defence Force: The civilianisation project was presented.


MPs began Question Time.

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