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Petitions, Papers, Reports And Bills

Petitions, Papers, Reports And Bills

When Parliament resumed at 2pm Deputy Prime Minister Bill English moved a motion paying tribute to the SAS soldier who recently died in Afghanistan.

It was passed on a voice vote.

The House gave leave for Chris Carter to give his valedictory speech at 5.45pm today

The petitions of:

Judy Taligalu McFall-McCaffery and John McCaffery and 6686 others was presented, requesting the House urge the Government to introduce and fully fund Pacific languages literacy and English literacy development through bilingual education programmes for Pacific students;

George King and 40 others, requesting the House of Representatives change the way ACC levies are charged on diesel users so they are collected at the pump.

Papers were presented on the:

Government Response to Report of the Health Committee on its Inquiry into improving New Zealand 's environment to support innovation through clinical trials, presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with Standing Order 248 (J.1);

Electoral Commission, Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri, Report on the Te Tai Tokerau By-Election 2011 - Enrolment and Voting Statistics from the Te Tai Tokerau By-Election held on 25 June 2011 (E.9);

Waitangi Tribunal, Annual Report on progress being made on the Implementation of recommendations made for the Crown by the Tribunal for the period July 2010 - June 2011 (E.74).

The Auditor-General’s report on Government planning and support for housing on Māori land was presented, as was the Report of the Ombudsman on complaints arising out of bullying at Hutt Valley High School.

Select committee reports were presented on the:

Ngati Porou Claims Settlement Bill by the Māori Affairs Committee;

Ngāti Pāhauwera Treaty Claims Settlement Bill by the Māori Affairs Committee;

Alcohol Reform Bill by the Justice and Electoral Committee;

Visit of the Social Services Committee to Australia, 23 - 27 May 2011 by the Social Services Committee;

Petition 2008/130 of Angelina Tarai by the Justice and Electoral Committee;

Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2) by the Social Services Committee;

Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on New Zealand Customs Service: Providing assurance about revenue by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee;

Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 3) by the Regulations Review Committee.

The following Bills were introduced:

The Ngai Tāmanuhiri Claims Settlement Bill;

Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental effects) Bill;

Electronic Identity Verification Bill;

Building Amendment Bill (No 4).

MPs began Question Time.

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