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Annual Reports Continue To Pour Into Parliament

When Parliament resumed today Speaker Lockwood Smith said he had been formally advised that Labour MP Winnie Laban had resigned from Parliament.

A petition asking for adequate funding of special needs education following the closure of a special needs education unit in Wainuiomata was presented.

A number of annual reports were also tabled including those from the; Commerce Commission, Department of Conservation, Department of Internal Affairs, Government Actuary, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, New Zealand Police, Parliamentary Counsel Office, Auditor General and the report of the Government Actuary on the KiwiSaver Act.

Select Committee reports were presented on the Courts and Criminal Matters Bill, the Securities Trustees and Statutory Supervisors Bill, the Petition of Jennifer Maree Hooper, the financial review of the Electoral Commission and the International treaty examination of the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Cook Islands concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundaries between Tokelau and the Cook Islands.

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