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Motions And Bills

When Parliament resumed at 2pm MPs marked the death of Geoff Braybrooke, a former Labour MP and Deputy Speaker.

A motion condemning the beating and torture of detainees in Fiji and calling on them to be held to account was passed on voice vote as was a motion noting with gratitude diplomats actions during the Iran hostage crisis and regretting they were wrongly portrayed in a recent film Argo.

Another motion congratulating the Black Socks for their softball world cup win was also passed on a voice vote.

A petition was presented recommending the Government conduct an inquiry into the Ministry of Social Development's handling of the case of Graeme Axford, and that he be given a reasonable opportunity, due to his disability, to present his complaint in person.

The Government Superannuation Fund, Report on the Actuarial Valuation as at 30 June 2012 was presented as was the Auditor General’s report into the decision by the former Associate Minister of Immigration, Mr Shane Jones, to grant citizenship to Mr Yong Ming Yan.

Select committee reports were presented on:

Budget Policy Statement 2013 and Treasury's Half-Year economic and fiscal update, December 2012 as reported by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Local Electoral Amendment Bill (No 2) as reported by the Justice and Electoral Committee

Land Transport Management Amendment Bill as reported by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

2011/12 financial review of Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited, the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand, the Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand, and the Transport Accident Investigation Commission as reported by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

2011/12 financial review of the Electricity Corporation of New Zealand Limited as reported by the Commerce Committee

Petition 2011/12 of Fiona Kidman and 314 others as reported by the Local Government and Environment Committee

The Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Amendment Bill was introduced and MPs began Question Time.

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