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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard

THURSDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2019

Mr Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.

Karakia.

BUSINESS STATEMENT

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): Legislation to be considered next week will include the first readings of the Arms Legislation Bill and the Rates Rebate (Statutory Declarations) Amendment Bill, the committee stage of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2), and the third readings of the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill and the Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill. Wednesday, 25 September will be a members’ day.

BARBARA KURIGER (National—Taranaki – King Country): Thank you, Mr Speaker. In response to the Business Statement, is the Government planning on progressing the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill, currently set at No. 22 on the Order Paper, before the local body elections on 12 October, so that the voters and candidates know the transfer of responsibilities in advance of the election?

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): Given the Government’s very busy programme, that is very unlikely.

MIL OSI