Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Return of the Zombie Member's Day

Today is a Member's Day. Unfortunately, its the same as the last one, with the chief order of business being the committee stage of Heather Roy's Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, still dragging itself along behind a bunch of boring private and local bills.

There are now seven theoretical member's days between now and the election. I think we can expect to lose one or two of them to urgency as the government tries to wrap up its legislative program before the House rises. Unfortunately that's enough time for Roy's bill to get through, even if Labour talks out every local bill to its maximum length.