Oral Questions 2.00 pm -3.00 pm
Questions to Ministers.
In today’s questions, National MPs are asking five, Labour four, the Greens two, and New Zealand First one. Labour are asking about education, the deficit, the TPP and conflicts of interest. The Greens are asking about the TPP and foreign aid. New Zealand First are asking about PSA.
Patsy of the day goes to Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga for question number 8; What recent update has he received on Transpower’s North Island Grid Upgrade?
Government Bills 3 pm – 6 pm
- Alchol Reform Bill – Committee stage (continued)
- Appropriation (2011/12 Financial Review) Bill – second reading
- Human Rights Amendment Bill – Interrupted debate on first reading
The Alcohol Reform Bill was introduced by Simon Power in 2010, as the then Minister of Justice. The bill implements the Government’s decisions on the reform of alcohol legislation; decisions made in response to the Law Commission’s 2010 report on alcohol.
The Appropriation (2011/12 Financial Review) Bill was read a first time on Tuesday, introduced to the House last month by Minister of Finance Bill English. The purpose of this bill is to confirm and validate financial matters relating to the 2011/12 financial year.
The Legislation Bill was introduced in October last year by Simon Power. This bill enables the establishment of a full-time Disability Rights Commissioner within the Human Rights Commission, and makes changes to the role and structure of the Commission.