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Military Actions Remembered

When Parliament resumed Speaker David Carter drew members’ attention to three new plaques on the walls of the House.

These commemorate three military or peacekeeping actions since the 1950s and leave was granted for the Speaker to make a statement about them following the dinner break.

A petition was received calling for Parliament to look into modern pharmacy practices

Select Committee reports were presented on the:

Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement, June 2013 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Revenue by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Petition 2011/37 of Dorothy Stewart and 12,666 others by the Education and Science Committee

Mokomoko (Restoration of Character, Mana, and Reputation) Bill by the Māori Affairs Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Employment by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Labour by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

Petition 2011/44 of Ken Cashin by the Justice and Electoral Committee


The following bills were introduced:

Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill

Maungaharuru-Tangitu Hapu Claims Settlement Bill

Nga Mana Whenua o Tamaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill

Nga Punawai o Te Tokotoru Claims Settlement Bill

Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Bill

MPs began Question Time.

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