Request to NZPA

NZPA provide an excellent service reporting on the House and select committees – they have to cover even the boring parts as the sort of source of record.

But of late I’ve noticed they don’t always report the vote numbers, when it is a split vote. And this is of considerable interest. Even better would be to report the way each party voted, if this is not obvious from the vote numbers.

As an example the bill which will place a time limit on historical Treaty claims passed its first reading last night. But the NZPA reports do not say who voted for and against it. I’d guess 111 votes in favour and 10 votes against but would like to know for sure.

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