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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard


Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): Legislation to be considered next week will include the first readings of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Bill and the Incorporated Societies Bill and the remaining stages of the Local Government (Rating of Whenua Māori) Amendment Bill, the Regulatory Systems (Transport) Amendment Bill, and the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2020-21, Feasibility Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill. There will be five National Party maiden statements next week. On Thursday, there will be a special debate giving members the opportunity to talk about local issues and Wednesday is scheduled to be a members’ day.

CHRIS BISHOP (National): Can I ask the Leader of the House whether or not he has given some consideration to referring the Fair Trading Amendment Bill, No. 9 on the Order Paper, back to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee given it was reported back on 12 August without a date or report from that committee.

Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): The member did raise that at the Business Committee on Tuesday. I undertook to follow that up and I’ll certainly report back to the Business Committee next week on those discussions. It’s not my intention to bring it before the House again for further consideration until we’ve had those discussions.

SPEAKER: And it might be worth just informing members at this time, because we have a debate in the new format for local issues, this will be a debate where members seek the call rather than having a strict speaking list.