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When Parliament resumed MPs passed a motion without dissent noting with sadness the harm done when a hurricane hit Samoa and Fiji in recent times.When Parliament resumed MPs passed a motion without dissent noting with sadness the harm done when a hurricane hit Samoa and Fiji in recent times.

The Petition of Kate Hoyle and 20 others was presented asking [1]that the House inquire into the feasibility of a New Zealand-wide ban on single use plastic bags and the sale of drinking water in single-serving PET bottles of less than one litre.
A number of papers were presented including the:

The annual report of the Road Safety Trust; [2]
The Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament [3]
Select Committee reports were presented including the:

2011/12 financial review of the Ministry of Health and the non-departmental appropriations for Vote Health [4]by the Health Committee

Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement, December 2012 [5] by the Finance and Expenditure Committee

Inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy [6] by the Education and Science Committee

And the report of the Visit of the Māori Affairs Committee to Australia, 29 October to 1 November 2012 [7]

The Auditor-General’s report New Zealand Defence Force: The civilianisation project was presented.
MPs began Question Time.

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