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Typhoon Motion And Papers Presented

When Parliament resumed at 2pm MPs passed a motion expressing the House’s support for those in the Philippines hit by a typhoon.

Prime Minister John Key said the scale of the disaster was staggering with at least half a million people displaced and the death toll rising. He said NZ and other countries stood ready to support the Philippines in whatever way was needed.

The petition of Cynthia Bowers and 1,035 others asking the House ban the sale of synthetic drugs in New Zealand was presented.

A number of annual reports were tabled including those from the Nursing Council, Licensing Authority of Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers, Civil Aviation Authority, Environmental Protection Authority, Gambling Commission, Office of Film and Literature Classification and the Tertiary Education Commission.

A response from an individual named by Clare Curran in the House was presented.

Select committee reports were presented on the:

Electronic Transactions (Contract Formation) Amendment Bill by the Commerce Committee

Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Tasman District Council (Validation and Recovery of Certain Rates) Bill by the Local Government and Environment Committee

2012/13 financial review of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment by the Local Government and Environment Committee

MPs began Question Time.

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