Parliament 15 September 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: What did he mean by his statement, “we want Housing New Zealand to be doing the best job it can”?
  2. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government’s programme of economic reform supporting the resilience of the New Zealand economy?
  3. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the forecast of the Reserve Bank that unemployment will rise to 6.1 percent by March next year; if so what new action, if any, will he take to avoid this happening?
  5. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister for Economic Development:How is the Government helping New Zealand businesses to grow their exports?
  6. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement made yesterday on the flag referendum that “I’ve been very strongly of the view I think it’s in New Zealand’s interests to change, and I, you know, I hope the political parties can see past the petty politics of that”?
  7. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  8. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister for Economic Development: What concerns, if any, does he have about the state of the South Island economy, given the ANZ Regional Trends report shows that it shrank by 0.8 percent in the June quarter?
  9. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Social Development: What is the Government doing to support sole parents off benefits and into study?
  10. DAVID CLENDON to the Minister of Corrections: How many Specific Deductions were issued to SERCO, and then withdrawn, since SERCO took over management of Mt Eden Corrections Facility; and what is the amount of each of those withdrawals?
  11. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Minister responsible for the Earthquake Commission: Can he confirm that, based on the MBIE survey findings, EQC expects to remediate one-third of homes with “jack and pack” repairs in Canterbury; if so, what will the costs to EQC be?
  12. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Acting Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent reports has he received on smart electricity grid development in New Zealand?

National: Four questions on the economy, exports, welfare reform and electricity

Labour: Four questions on Housing NZ, unemployment, South Island economy and EQC

Greens: Two questions on flag referendum and Mt Eden Prison

NZ First: Two idential questions on PM standing by his statements

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

International Finance Agreements Amendment Bill – first reading

The Bill amends the International Finance Agreements Act 1961 in order to enable the Government to become a member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • Introduced September 2015

The first reading consists of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each for a maximum debate of two hours.

Māori Purposes Bill – first reading

This Bill is an omnibus Bill that amends the Maori Purposes Act 1991, which governs the Wi Pere Trust and the Maori Trust Boards (Transitional Provisions) Order 2012.

  • Introduced July 2015

The first reading consists of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each for a maximum debate of two hours.

Child Protection (Child Sex Offender Register) Bill – first reading

The bill establishes a Child Sex Offender Register that aims to reduce sexual reoffending against child victims, and the risk posed by serious child sex offenders by providing government agencies with the information needed to monitor child sex offenders in the community and providing up-to-date information that assists the Police to more rapidly resolve cases of child sex offending.

  • Introduced August 2015

The first reading consists of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each for a maximum debate of two hours.

 

 

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