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Magna Carta Motion Passed

A motion marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Court was passed when Parliament resumed at 2pm.

ACT MP David Seymour moved the motion and he said Magna Carta marked the start of democratic rights, the rule of law and due process in modern democracies. The motion was passed on a voice vote.

A number of petitions were presented including one asked the House to urge the Government to make extra payments to former residents of Christchurch rest home for their losses and another asking steps to be taken to stop ACC discrimination against non-workers exposed to asbestos.

Ministers tabled the:

Electoral Commission report on the Northland By-Election 2015

Statement of Performance Expectations of the Independent Police Conduct Authority, 2015/16

National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan Order 2014

The Auditor-General’s report Reflections from our audits: Service delivery was presented.

Select Committee reports were presented on the:

Controller and Auditor-General, Draft Annual Plan 2015/16 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Petition 2011/0118 of Sean Roberts and Cody Roberts by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

Petition 2011/119 Sue O'Neill and 110 others, Petition 2011/120 of Steven Crighton and 88 others, and Petition 2011/121 of Tim Gibson and 368 others by the Commerce Committee

Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for the Year Ending 30 June 2015 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee


The Hineuru Claims Settlement Bill and the Passports Amendment Bill (No 2) were introduced.

MPs began Question Time.

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