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      7   ADDRESS BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN KEY, PRIME MINISTER OF NEW ZEALAND

Mr Albanese (Leader of the House), by leave, moved—That:

(1)    the House invite the Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, to attend and address the House on Monday, 20 June 2011, at 2.30 p.m.;

(2)    unless otherwise ordered, at the sitting of the House on Monday, 20 June 2011:

(a)    the sitting commence at approximately 2.30 p.m. when the proceedings shall be welcoming remarks by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and an address by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, after which the sitting of the House automatically shall be suspended until the ringing of the bells and that so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the order of business for the remainder of the sitting prior to 8 p.m. being as follows:

(i)    documents;

(ii)   Ministerial Statements; and

(iii)  notices and orders of the day, government business; and

(b)   the provisions of standing order 257(c) shall apply to the area of Members’ seats as well as the galleries;

(3)    a message be sent to the Senate inviting Senators to attend the House as guests for the welcoming remarks by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition and address by the Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand;

(4)    unless otherwise ordered, the House, at its rising, adjourn until Tuesday, 21 June 2011 at 12 noon and at this sitting of the House:

(a)    government business have priority from 12 noon until 2 p.m.;

(b)   during the period from 12 noon until 2 p.m. any division on a question called for in the House, other than on a motion moved by a Minister, shall stand deferred until the conclusion of the discussion of a matter of public importance; and

(c)    during the period from 12 noon until 2 p.m. if any Member draws the attention of the Speaker to the state of the House, the Speaker shall announce that the House shall be counted at the conclusion of the discussion of a matter of public importance, if the Member then so desires; and

(5)    any variation to this arrangement be made only by an action by the Speaker or by a motion moved by a Minister.

Debate ensued.

Question—put and passed.