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On Thursday, 7 June 2018, Ms S.M. (Simone) Roos was sworn in as Secretary General of the House of Representatives, at the beginning of the afternoon sitting of the House. In its sitting of 29 May 2018, the House of Representatives had approved Simone Roos' appointment as Secretary General, with effect from 11 June 2018.
On Thursday, 15 March 2018, the standing committee on Infrastructure and Water Management had a debate with Ms Stientje van Veldhoven, state secretary of Infrastructure and Water Management, about the circular economy. Deposit on plastic bottles was one of the items on the agenda.
On Tuesday, 30 January 2018, the standing committee on Kingdom Relations discussed the reconstruction of the Leeward Islands with the state secretary of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Mr Knops, who represented the Cabinet.
On Monday 4 December 2017, the standing committee on Foreign Affairs had a debate with Mr Halbe Zijlstra, minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, minister of Defense, and Ms Sigrid Kaag, minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, about the cabinet's decision to continue the Dutch contribution to the missions in Mali and Afghanistan.