Oral Questions 2 pm – 3 pm
- DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his recent statements?
- SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Finance: What will be the main focus of Budget 2012?
- Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he believe it is his responsibility, if it is his intention to sell strategic assets, to obtain the best possible price; if not, why not?
- HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister for Social Development: Does she agree with the comment in today’s New Zealand Herald that she is stripping away the rights of beneficiaries that she herself had as a sole parent; if not, why not?
- Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he support proposals to make redundant 63 people in policy and diplomatic positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; if so, why?
- SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for Social Development: How do the Government’s recently announced welfare reforms balance obligations with incentives?
- GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he stand by his statement that he is “not aware of any reason to justify a moratorium” on fracking in New Zealand?
- MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received demonstrating New Zealand’s improved export performance?
- Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: Does she have confidence in her Ministry?
- ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Development: What response has she had to the Government’s Green Paper for Vulnerable Children?
- JAN LOGIE to the Minister of Corrections: Does she agree with the finding of the Chief Ombudsman that “transgender prisoners are particularly vulnerable to abuse and/or sexual assault”?
- CLARE CURRAN to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does he stand by his primary answer to Oral Question No 11 on Wednesday, 15 February 2012?
Patsy of the day goes to Q8 - What reports has he received demonstrating New Zealand’s improved export performance?
Labour are asking the PM a general question on his recent statements, MFAT restructuring, Education (presumably the teacher sex offender case) and NZ on Air.
Greens are on fracking and trans-gender prisoners. Winston is on revenue from asset sales and Hone on welfare reform. Fascinating that only Mana is asking questions on welfare reform today.
General Debate 3 pm – 4 pm
Private and Local Bills 4 pm – 6 pm and 7.30 pm – 10 pm
- Royal Society of New Zealand Amendment Bill - committee stage and third reading
- Southland District Council (Stewart Island/Rakiura Visitor Levy) Empowering Bill - second reading
- Hutt City Council (Graffiti Removal) Bill - first reading
- Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill - consideration of interim report
- South Taranaki District Council (Cold Creek Rural Water Supply) Bill - first reading