Parliament 28 April 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received about lower than expected inflation in New Zealand?
  2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “There’s always a risk with third-term Governments that they get arrogant. There’s always a risk that they veer off into a space they haven’t been, and start surprising their supporters”?
  3. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  4. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made that will ensure young New Zealanders get the right resources and investment they need for educational success?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Has he ever described achieving a surplus in this year as an “artificial target”; if not, why not?
  6. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Social Development:Does she stand by her statement “The latest benefit figures show a further year-on-year decline as the New Zealand economy improves and welfare reforms continue to support families”?
  7. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Transport: What progress has the Government made on the Western Corridor, which is part of its Roads of National Significance programme for Christchurch?
  8. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that the Government has effectively left nothing “undone” to tackle sky-rocketing house prices in Auckland?
  9. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Women: Does she consider it her job to advocate for all New Zealand women?
  10. CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister of Conservation: Is she at all concerned about the health and safety of paua divers and other recreational water users around Stewart Island in relation to shark cage diving permits?
  11. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Customs: How is the Government making criminals pay for better drug screening at the border?
  12. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Trade: Will he now release the Government’s objectives and the latest offer it has tabled in respect of each chapter and each annex of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement?

National: Four patsies on inflation, education, Christchurch roads and drug screening at borders

Labour: Four questions on arrogance, surplus, house prices and the TPP

Greens: Two questions on does PM stand by all his statements and advocacy by Minister for Women

NZ First: Two questions on welfare and paua divers

Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Appropriation (2013/14 Confirmation and Validation) Bill committee stage

This bill confirms and validates unappropriated expenditure and validates excess net asset holdings for the 2013/14 financial year.

  • Introduced: December 2014
  • 1st reading: February 2015, passed unanimously
  • 2nd reading March 2015, passed 61 to 54 with Labour, Greens and NZ First against

This bill is has a nine hour debate at committee stage, with two hours on the annual accounts and an hour each on seven portfolio areas.


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