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Papers, Petitions And Reports

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a number of papers, petitions and reports were presented.

These included the:

Petition of John Leadbetter, That the House note than more than 7,000 teachers have signed an appeal calling on the Prime Minister to halt the Government's plan for the future of education in Christchurch, and that the House support this appeal.


Petition of Eric Roy, That the House encourage the Government to see Meridian and Rio Tinto renegotiate a viable power supply contract to save Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, and note that 3,110 people have signed postcards supporting this request.


Petition of Ken Cashin, That the House of Representatives note that 1281 people have signed a petition calling for the withdrawal of the proposal to reduce services at the Dargaville Courthouse, and that the House support the aim of the petition.


The Auditor-General’s Department of Conservation: Prioritising and partnering to manage biodiversity report and Auckland Council: Transition and emerging challenges report was presented

Select committee reports were tabled on the:

Habeas Corpus Amendment Bill by the Justice and Electoral Committee


Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill by the Commerce Committee


Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill by the Local Government and Environment Committee.


MPs began Question Time.


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