Winston Peters ordered out of Parliament

By Kate Shuttleworth

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters was ordered out of the house during question time in Parliament today.

Mr Peters tried to get in first before Prime Minister John Key corrected the record on when he was briefed on the Kim Dotcom case.

Mr Peters tried to raise a point of order but launched into an argument with Speaker Lockwood Smith, who then ordered him from the House.

Labour MPs Trevor Mallard and David Parker also left the House after their attempts were shut down by Dr Smith.

Dr Smith would not allow Mr Peters to return to the house to ask his questions during Question Time

Mr Mallard left the house voluntarily.

Labour MP Chris Hipkins launched an appeal to get Mr Peters back.

"Members should think about that before they take on the Speaker," Dr Smith said.

- APNZ

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