Prime Minister John Key moved a motion noting MPs sadness at the death of the King of Tonga when Parliament resumed
Key said King George had been the architect of democracy in Tonga, while Labour Leader David Shearer said his loss would
be felt keenly as he had set Tonga on a new course.
The motion passed on a voice vote.
A paper was presented from a member of the public regarding comments made about her in the House by Pete Hodgson in
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report ``Water Quality in New Zealand Understanding the Science’’
and the Auditor General’s report ``Severance payments a guide for the public sector’’ were presented.
Select Committee Reports were presented on the Petition 2008/140 of George William Stanley King and 40 others
by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee and the Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (326-2)
by the Finance and Expenditure Committee
MPs began Question Time.
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