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Journals of the House

Journals of the House for the week beginning Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Government motions

Earthquake in Haiti

Resolved, That this House express its deepest sympathy and condolences to the people and the Government of Haiti, who suffered the devastating earthquake on 12 January 2010 that has resulted in catastrophic loss of life and a massive humanitarian disaster (Hon John Key).

Death of Squadron Leader Nicholas Cree, RNZAF

Resolved, That this House express its deepest sympathy and condolences to the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the family of Squadron Leader Nicholas Cree, who died tragically on 14 January 2010 (Hon John Key).

2. Debate on Prime Minister’s statement

Hon John Key moved, and the question was proposed, That this House express its confidence in the National-led Government and commend its programme for 2010 as set out in the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament.

3. Adjournment

At 10.00 pm the Speaker interrupted the debate, set it down for resumption next sitting day, and left the Chair.

 

 

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Papers

Eight papers were announced as published under the authority of the House (see Related links for papers published under the authority of the House).

2. Select committee reports

The presentation of 16 reports was announced.

The following reports were set down for consideration:

  • Interim report on the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Bill
  • Inquiry into the appointment of an Ombudsman
  • International treaty examination of the New Zealand-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (including annexes Vols 1 and 2), the New Zealand-Malaysia Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, the New Zealand-Malaysia Agreement on Labour Cooperation, and the Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Malaysia on the treatment of Alcoholic Beverages in the New Zealand-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement
  • Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s monetary policy statement, December 2009

(see Related links for select committee reports).

3. Introduction of bills

The introduction of the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill was announced and the bill set down for first reading.

4. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

5. Government orders of the day

Debate on Prime Minister’s statement

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That this House express its confidence in the National-led Government and commend its programme for 2010 as set out in the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament.

Resolved, That the debate be now adjourned (Hon Gerry Brownlee).

The debate was set down for resumption next sitting day.

6. Valedictory statement

Jeanette Fitzsimons made a valedictory statement.

7. Government orders of the day—continued

Appropriation (2008/09 Financial Review) Bill

The Appropriation (2008/09 Financial Review) Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Bill

Hon Paula Bennett moved, and the question was proposed, That the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Bill be now read a second time.

On the question, That amendments recommended by the Social Services Committee by majority be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 64 New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1
Noes 58 New Zealand Labour 43; Green Party 9; Māori Party 5; Progressive 1

Resolved, That the amendments recommended by the Social Services Committee by majority be agreed to.

On the question, That the bill be now read a second time, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 64 New Zealand National 58; ACT New Zealand 5; United Future 1
Noes 58 New Zealand Labour 43; Green Party 9; Māori Party 5; Progressive 1

Motion agreed to.

The Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Child and Family Protection Bill

Hon Simon Power moved, and the question was proposed, That the Child and Family Protection Bill be now read a first time.

8. Adjournment

At 10.00 pm the Speaker interrupted the debate, set it down for resumption next sitting day, and left the Chair.

 

 

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The House met at 2.00 pm.

Prayers

1. Business statement

The Leader of the House made a statement relating to the business of the House.

2. Select committee reports

The presentation of three reports was announced (see Related links for select committee reports).

3. Questions for oral answer

Twelve questions to Ministers were answered.

4. Government orders of the day

Debate on Prime Minister’s statement

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That this House express its confidence in the National-led Government and commend its programme for 2010 as set out in the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament.

Hon Nathan Guy moved, and the question was proposed, That this debate be now adjourned.

On the question, That the motion be agreed to, the votes were recorded as follows:

Ayes 63 New Zealand National 58; Māori Party 4; United Future 1
Noes 53 New Zealand Labour 43; Green Party 9; Progressive 1

Resolved, That this debate be now adjourned.

The debate was set down for resumption next sitting day.

Child and Family Protection Bill

The House resumed the interrupted debate on the question, That the Child and Family Protection Bill be now read a first time.

The Child and Family Protection Bill was read a first time and stood referred to a select committee.

Resolved, That the Justice and Electoral Committee consider the bill (Hon Christopher Finlayson for Hon Simon Power).

Judicial Matters Bill

The Judicial Matters Bill was read a second time and set down for Committee stage next sitting day.

Unit Titles Bill

Hon Phil Heatley moved, and the question was proposed, That the Unit Titles Bill be now read a second time.

5. Adjournment

At 6.00 pm the Speaker interrupted the debate, set it down for resumption next sitting day, and left the Chair.