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Select Committee Reports

Select Committee Reports

When Parliament resumed at 2pm the following select committee reports were presented:

Complaint regarding SR 2008/319 Marine Safety Charges Amendment Regulations 2008 (I.16K) by the Regulations Review Committee

Special report providing corrected transcripts from the Hearing of evidence on the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Bill by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Visit by a delegation from the France-New Zealand Parliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on Effectiveness of arrangements for co-ordinating civilian maritime patrols by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for the year ending 30 June 2011 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on Draft annual plan 2011/12 (including the Auditor-General's proposed work programme for 2011/12) by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

2011/12 Estimates for Vote Audit by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

A report from the Auditor General on Progress in delivering publicly funded scheduled services to patients was also presented.

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Gordon Campbell: On How National’s ”New” Welfare Plan Resurrects A Past Failure

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