8 Aug 2013

GCSB bill won't pass this week

12:00 pm on 8 August 2013

Legislation covering the Government Communications Security Bureau won't pass all the way through Parliament this week as had been hoped by the Government.

The bill is now in its committee stages, where MPs debate it clause by clause.

Opposition parties have employed delaying tactics since question time on Tuesday afternoon, and an

urgent debate on the Fonterra contamination scare delayed the debate further.

The Government will have to wait at least two weeks to pass the controversial legislation.