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Simon Bridges

Member for Tauranga, National Party

Most recent appearances in parliament

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

Victims of Crime Reform Bill - First Reading (4 Oct 2011)

Speech expand: "I am exceptionally thankful that I have never been the victim of a very serious crime. I have met, like others in this Parliament will have done, a number of victims of serious crime, and we can see how hard that is. There is not only perhaps hospitalisation ..."

Third Readings (4 Oct 2011)

Speech: "It has been good to listen to speeches in the House on this legislation. I particularly enjoyed listening to my friend Kennedy Graham from the Green Party, who gave us a learned exposition of many—"

Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill - Second Reading (27 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "The Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill is an excellent bill that will produce an enduring framework for criminal procedure in this country for many years to come. As a former criminal lawyer who has done more jury trials than anyone else in ..."

Video Camera Surveillance (Temporary Measures) Bill - First Reading (27 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "I have listened very carefully to the debate and take seriously the concerns I have heard from Nanaia Mahuta, Rodney Hide, Keith Locke, and Shane Jones. The police should not be able to do as they like. They should be held to high standards. But as I read the ..."

Māori Purposes Bill - Second Reading (13 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "Tēnā koe, Mr Deputy Speaker. It is a great privilege to speak on the Māori Purposes Bill. I do not know whether we will have any more bills from the Māori Affairs Committee before the end of this Parliament, and I do not know what will happen after the ..."

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(based on oral questions asked by Simon Bridges and answered by Ministers or Members)