Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Member's Day: End of Life Choice, part 5

Today is a Member's Day, which should see the final part of the committee stage of David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill. The big question today is the referendum clause: will it be necessary, or can the bill pass without it? While the majorities for his amendments during the committee stage suggest the latter, David Seymour may not want to take the chance.

Once that is done, the House will move to the committee stage of Todd Muller's (frightfully boring) Companies (Clarification of Dividend Rules in Companies) Amendment Bill, and then to the second reading of Ian McKelvie's Dog Control (Category 1 Offences) Amendment Bill. There's two more second readings stacked up, so we're unlikely to be getting a ballot before the holidays.