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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard


Hon IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY (Deputy Leader of the House): Today the House will adjourn until Tuesday, 3 March. The debate on the Prime Minister’s statement will continue throughout that week, concluding in time for the first member’s day of the year, to take place on Wednesday, 11 March. Other legislation to be considered in the next sitting week will include the remaining stages of the Arms Legislation Bill, and the second readings of the Abortion Legislation Bill and the Taxation (KiwiSaver, Student Loans, and Remedial Matters) Bill.

Hon GERRY BROWNLEE (National—Ilam): To the deputy Leader of the House, has there been consideration of perhaps extending the second reading of the Abortion Legislation Bill to allow more members to make a comment if they should choose to do so on what is essentially a conscience matter?

Hon IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY (Deputy Leader of the House): I’m not aware that there has been any conversation about that, but the member is, of course, welcome to raise that at the Business Committee.