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Points of Order

Chamber, Lobbies, and Galleries—Use of Electronic Devices in Chamber

Tuesday 4 October 2011 (advance copy) Hansard source (external site)

MallardHon TREVOR MALLARD (Labour—Hutt South) Link to this

I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I think the rules on the use of electronic devices in here have somewhat changed. I just want to ask whether it is appropriate for the Minister for Social Development and Employment to be tweeting or texting during prayers.

SmithMr SPEAKER Link to this

Members know that I have been pretty relaxed about people using modern communications technology, as long as phones do not ring in this place. I do not think we need members telling on each other like that.