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Three MPs take parliamentary work to Europe

Three politicians will meet with Italian parliamentarians in Rome before heading to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, Speaker Lockwood Smith says.Labour's Pete Hodgson will lead the delegation, he will be followed by National's Jacqu

NZPA
Wed, 29 Sep 2010

Three politicians will meet with Italian parliamentarians in Rome before heading to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, Speaker Lockwood Smith says.

Labour's Pete Hodgson will lead the delegation, he will be followed by National's Jacqui Dean and Green MP David Clendon.

In Italy the MPs are likely to discuss the global financial crisis and environmental and energy issues.

They will also meet with participants of the Italian Antarctic Programme and visit the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Dr Smith said they would be in Rome from today to Saturday before the IPU Assembly, which concludes on Wednesday.

"The IPU Assembly is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and representation from our Parliament is important for New Zealand's participation in ongoing work for peace and cooperation," he said.

NZPA
Wed, 29 Sep 2010
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