Prostitution law 'local'

20:02, Nov 27 2012

A request from a King Country council to make Auckland Council's regulation of prostitution bill national legislation has been described by a select committee as out of order.

Vibhuti Chopra, the district council's corporate planner, told councillors she had received a reply from the committee telling the council that the bill was a local bill which was confined in its effects to a particular locality.

"A bill that seeks to deal with several localities is a government bill and since the Auckland bill is not specified as such, adding provisions to it of national application would be out of order."

Waitomo Mayor Brian Hanna said the response made sense.