Thursday, November 19, 2009


A ballot for member's bills was held today, and the following bills were drawn:

  • Fair Trading (Soliciting on Behalf of Charities) Amendment Bill (Amy Adams)
  • Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 Repeal (Easter Sunday Local Choice) Amendment Bill (Todd McClay)

Both have previously been covered in "In the ballot" here and here.

There were eight new bills in the ballot this week, half from National as their backbenchers take the chance to poke at various pet issues not deemed important enough for Ministers. Because of this, Labour's proportion of the ballot has dropped from half to a third. I'll bring you some of the new bills in an "In the ballot" post shortly.

The full list of bills is on Red Alert here.