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      2   EARTHQUAKE IN NEW ZEALAND—STATEMENT BY SPEAKER

The Speaker made the following statement: In a few moments it will be one week since Christchurch was struck by this latest earthquake. As a mark of support for, and our solidarity with, the people of New Zealand, I ask all Members to stand in their places and observe two minutes silence—

All Members present having risen in silence—

 

 

 

Suspension of sitting

At 10.53 a.m., the Speaker left the Chair.

Resumption of sitting

At 2 p.m., the Speaker resumed the Chair.