20 Nov 2013

Parliament continues to sit under urgency

10:11 pm on 20 November 2013

Parliament continues to sit under urgency to push through legislation before the Christmas break.

The House went into urgency on Tuesday and will sit until midnight on Wednesday, then resume at 9am on Thursday.

On Wednesday it passed the Social Housing Reform Bill, the Game Animal Council Bill and the Maori Television Amendment Bill. It was debating a Building Amendment Bill.

There are seven more bills to pass through their remaining two stages, and three bills to put through their first readings.