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Financial Review Debate To Continue

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After Question Time and the General Debate today MPs are today set to return to the set piece debate on the annual financial reviews of Crown entities and departments.After Question Time and the General Debate today MPs are today set to return to the set piece debate on the annual financial reviews of Crown entities and departments.

There is three hours and 58 minutes remaining in the nine hour debate on the committee stage of the Appropriation (2013/14 Confirmation and Validation) Bill.

The Debate on the 2013/14 annual reviews is divided into separate themed debates, when the House rose on Tuesday night the debate on the Infrastructure theme was interrupted.

The following themes are yet to be debated:

• Justice: corrections, courts, Crown legal and drafting services, justice, police and serious fraud

• Natural resources: conservation, environment, lands

• Primary industries: primary industries (agriculture, fisheries, forestry, horticulture, biosecurity), food safety

• Internal affairs and government relationships: arts, culture and heritage, defence, finance and revenue, internal affairs, Māori affairs, Pacific Island affairs, Prime Minister and Cabinet, security intelligence, services for Parliament, sport and recreation, State services, statistics, Treaty negotiations, and women’s affairs.

If the Government decides to adjourn the debate the next business on the Order Paper is the second reading of the Social Assistance (Portability to Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau) Bill and the third reading of the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill (No 2).

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