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Extension on prostitution petition

Thursday, 28 October, 2004

Baldock, Copeland delighted with extension on prostitution petition

MPs Larry Baldock and Gordon Copeland were today delighted at having a two-month extension in a bid for a citizens initiated referendum to repeal the Prostitution Reform Act.

The petition had 132,335 signatures as of today, almost halfway to the target of 271,000, which would put the issue on the ballot paper at the next election.

"This is an issue that the two us strongly support as individuals, and we are very happy with the response thus far," Mr Baldock and Mr Copeland said.

A two-month extension, as provided for under the Citizens Initiated Referendum Act, was confirmed yesterday by the Office of the Clerk of Parliament, Mr Baldock said.

Mr Baldock will present the signatures to the Office of the Clerk at Parliament tomorrow.

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