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Budget Bill To Be Given Priority

The Government will give priority to Budget related legislation when Parliament sits next week.

Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee said priority would be given to Appropriation (2013/14 Supplementary Estimates) Bill and the Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2), as well as a number of other bills.

The Commerce Commission’s Statement of Intent and Performance Expectations were presented as were the Auditor-General’s Annual Plan and Statement of Strategic Intentions.

Select committee reports were presented on the:

2014/15 Estimates for Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery the Finance and Expenditure Committee

2014/15 Estimates for Vote Finance, Fiscal Strategy Report 2014, Budget economic and fiscal update 2014, and Inquiry into the Investment Statement: Managing the Crown’s Balance Sheet, 26 March 2014 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Animal Welfare Amendment Bill by the Primary Production Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Schools: Results of the 2012 audits by the Education and Science Committee.

MPs began Question Time.

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