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.
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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