Budget Passes And Confidence Vote Won
The Government passed the Budget into law tonight winning a confidence vote at the same time.
The Appropriation (2012/13 Estimates) Bill passed its third reading by 63to 57 with National, Maori Party, ACT and United Future supporting.
It completes a process that began with introduction of the Budget on May 24 and ended with the vote which is considered a test of Parliament’s confidence in the Government.
MPs returned to the committee stage of the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Bill.
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