Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Borrows Confident Of Smacking Support

From TV One's Agenda program - Monday, 19 March 2007, 8:38 am

National MP Chester Borrows says he is confident his amendment to Sue Bradford's 'anti-smacking' bill will gain the support of Parliament.

Speaking on TVOne's Agenda programme, Mr Borrows was confident his amendment bill would pass.

When asked if he thought he had the support to get his bill through the House, Mr Borrows replied;

"Yeah I think we can, it depends on what support we get and who's prepared to stand up and be counted."

He suggested Prime Minister Helen Clark should act on her 2005 election comments and vote for the bill.

"If the PM really wants to achieve what she said in 2005 she'll be voting for my amendment, and not Sue's [Bradford] bill."

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