Peter Dunne's landmark legislation to ban unsafe synthetic cannabis and party pills remains on track despite his exit as a minister.
Rotorua MP Todd McClay takes over Mr Dunne's revenue and associate health roles today after the United Future leader resigned them amid allegations about his role in the leak of a confidential GCSB report.
The Psychoactive Substances Bill - one of United Future's main initiatives - would not be affected by Mr Dunne's demotion, Mr McClay said, and he expected the legislation to pass next month.
"I've asked for a briefing from officials pretty quickly and I think it's important that we get the bill into law as quickly as possible so that we can have a regime that creates certainty and protects young New Zealanders."
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Prime Minister John Key indicated the Government would continue to support United Future initiatives outlined in its confidence and supply deal with National.
Those include Flexi Super and income-splitting tax plans.