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Lockwood Smith

Member for Rodney, National Party

Most recent appearances in parliament

If this MP has contributed more than once to a debate, only one speech is shown.

Minimum Wage Review—Factors Considered (6 Oct 2011)

Interjection: "Just before I call the next member, the questioner did actually ask whether the Minister would commit to a $15-an-hour minimum wage, and I do not believe there was much else in the question, apart from referring that to a particular worker. Although the Minister may not be able to commit to that, it would have been helpful to mention it in the answer."

Education, Minister—Statements (6 Oct 2011)

Interjection: "Forgive me, but I think I heard the Minister say that the advice she has received from the Ministry of Education was such and such. I think advice from the Ministry of Education is evidence, indeed."

Welfare Dependency—Initiatives to Address (6 Oct 2011)

Interjection: "This question asked “What steps has the Government taken to reduce welfare dependency?”. It did not ask anything about the former Labour Government."

Adjournment (6 Oct 2011)

Speech expand: "My colleagues, we come to the end of the forty-ninth Parliament. It has been a busy one. You have sat for 1,650 hours, approximately, which is 150 hours more than the forty-eighth Parliament. I must say, though, that a quarter of those hours were under ..."

Fisheries Management System—Confidence (6 Oct 2011)

Interjection: "I call the Hon Phil Heatley, in so far as the Minister has responsibility for Happy Feet."

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