A bill drawn today which would make it legal for parents to lightly smack their children will not have the Government’s support, the Prime Minister says.
The member’s bill, put up by ACT MP John Boscawen, was drawn from the ballot today.
The bill, which would make it legal for parents to lightly smack their children, has been in the ballot since March.
Its selection threatened to revive the divisive smacking debate just days after a referendum resoundingly backed the right of parents to smack.
But Mr Key today scotched any likelihood of the bill passing its first parliamentary vote by declaring National’s opposition.
You work for me, not the other way round. You’re out pal, good luck with the 12% who support your move.