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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2021

The Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.

Prayers.

BUSINESS STATEMENT

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): On Tuesday, the Moriori Claims Settlement Bill will receive its first reading. The House will consider the remaining stages of the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill under urgency. On Thursday, there will be a debate on aid to the Pacific, the first of the special debates promoted by the Standing Orders Committee in its report at the end of the last Parliament. A motion for the approval of COVID-19 orders will be considered. On Wednesday, 24 February we will have our second attempt at the first members’ day for 2021.

CHRIS BISHOP (National): Thank you to the Leader of the House. Can I ask the Leader of the House when the House can expect a bill that’s been signalled around banning gay conversion therapy to appear on the Order Paper?

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): In the fullness of time, at the appropriate moment.

MIL OSI