Parliament 4 July 2013

The House remains in . However by leave it does still have question time. So the House will debate laws from 9 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 2 pm, question time 2 pm to 3 pm, laws from 3 pm to 6 pm and 7 pm to midnight.

The remaining laws are:

  • the committee stage of the State Sector and Public Finance Reform Bill
  • the committee stage and third reading of the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Amendment Bill and any bills into which it may be divided
  • the committee stage of the Taxation (Livestock Valuation, Assets Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill
  • the committee stage of the Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill
  • the committee stage of the Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill
  • the committee stage of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Covered Bonds) Amendment Bill, and
  • the committee stage of the Medicines Amendment Bill.

None of these are hugely controversial. It is good that while the Government is using urgency, they have granted leave for question time to remain – and also have not sought to bypass select committees on any bills, It is effectively just extended hours.

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