30 Oct 2002

Cook Islands parliament has busy session ahead

5:10 pm on 30 October 2002

A number of major bills are expected to come before the Cook Islands parliament when it resumes next week.

The assistant clerk, Tupuna Rakanui, says there is a possibility that MPs may have to sit through until the end of the christmas period.

Parliament has sat for just 15 days so far this year.

Mr Rakanui says there may also have to be double sessions because it will be so busy.

"At the moment I have the Education Amendment Bill, and we also have a draft bill for the Public Health, in the pipeline we've got the Maori language and possibly the Environment bill."

Mr Rakanui says there may also be other bills presented.