Politicians and parliamentary experts, both present and past, were in attendance for the launch of Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand — authored by former Clerk of the House of Representatives David McGee, and fully revised by Mary Harris (who was the Clerk until 2015) and David Wilson (the present office holder).
|Clerks past and present, from left: Mary Harris, David Wilson and David McGee at last night's event|
(Photo courtesy Office of the Clerk)
He noted that 12 years had passed since the previous edition, necessitating numerous revisions to content and structure of the book, including measures to make the work more accessible to readers.
Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand is available for the first time as an ebook, as well as an 896-page printed edition.
|A splendid cake in a shape of the book, baked by Andie Lindsay, executive|
assistant to the Clerk of the House of Representatives
|David Wilson cuts the cake to mark the launch of the fourth edition|