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New MP Sworn In

When Parliament resumed at 2pm Speaker David Carter said he had been officially advised that Lockwood Smith had resigned from Parliament.

Aaron Gilmore was then sworn in is an MP as next on the National Party list

The Auditor General’s report on the Inquiry into the Government’s decision to negotiate with SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited for an international convention centre.

Select committee reports were presented on the:

International treaty examination of the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.as reported by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

International treaty examination of the Third Protocol to the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Malaysia for the Avoidance of Double Taxationas reported by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Petition 2011/43 of Sue Moroney as reported by the Social Services Committee

Petition 2011/14 of Curtis Antony Nixon as reported by the Social Services Committee

2011/12 financial review of the Takeovers Panel as reported by the Commerce Committee

2011/12 financial review of Broadcasting Standards Authority, the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund Limited, the Real Estate Agents Authority, and the Testing Laboratory Registration Council as reported by the Commerce Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Education for Māori: Context for our proposed audit work until 2017 as reported by the Education and Science Committee

Petition 2008/148 of Geoff Annals on behalf of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the Service and Food Workers Union as reported by the Health Committee

2011/12 financial review of the Hutt District Health Board as reported by the Health Committee

2011/12 financial review of the Auckland District Health Board as reported by the Health Committee

The Royal Succession Billwas introduced and MPs began Question Time.

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