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New MP Sworn In

When Parliament resumed at 2pm Labour’s new MP was sworn in.

Meka Whaitiri enters Parliament after winning the Ikaroa-Rāwhiti by-election following the death of Parekura Horomia

The Petition of Suzanne Hubball asking the House note that 653 people have signed an on-line petition asking that the House inquire into truck driver training, licensing and recruitment was presented

A number of select committee reports were presented including those on:

Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill by the Primary Production Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Māori Affairs by the Māori Affairs Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Treaty Negotiations by the Māori Affairs Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Attorney-General by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Communications by the Commerce Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Courts by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Customs by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Defence, Vote Defence Force, and Vote Veterans' Affairs - Social Development by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade and Vote Official Development Assistance by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Justice by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Parliamentary Counsel by the Justice and Electoral Committee

Joint Family Homes Repeal Bill by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote ACC by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Commerce by the Commerce Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Conservation by the Local Government and Environment Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Consumer Affairs by the Commerce Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Corrections by the Law and Order Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Education and Vote Education Review Office by the Education and Science Committee

2013/14 Estimates for Vote Energy by the Commerce Committee


The Govt response to the select committee inquiry into the 2011 election was presented and the Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 2) was introduced.

The House then noted the birth of Prince George.

Speaker David Carter told MPs that he had corrected answers to questions concerning the release of phone recordsof a journalist to an inquiry into the leaking of a document.

MPs began Question Time.

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