Parliament 22 September 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements after almost seven years as Prime Minister?
  2. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making towards its target of returning to fiscal surplus this year and in achieving its other fiscal priorities?
  4. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements after almost seven years as Prime Minister?
  5. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements after almost seven years as Prime Minister?
  6. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Local Government: What progress has been made by the Government’s Rules Reduction Taskforce to get rid of “loopy” rules?
  7. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements after almost seven years as Prime Minister?
  8. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm this Government has expanded the number of children who are benefiting from free GP visits and prescriptions from 400,000 children to over 750,000?
  9. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements after almost seven years as Prime Minister?
  10. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister for Social Development: What progress has the Government made on implementing the Children’s Action Plan?
  11. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements after almost seven years as Prime Minister?
  12. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Primary Industries: How is the Government supporting sustainability in aquaculture?

National: Five questions on the surplus, rules reduction taskforce, free GP visits, Children’s Action Plan and aquaculature

Labour: Four questions on whether the PM stands by all his statements

Greens: Two questions on whether the PM stands by all his statements

NZ First: One question on whether the PM stands by all his statements

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

Accident Compensation (Financial Responsibility and Transparency) Amendment Bill – committee stage

Passports Amendment Bill (No 2) – committee stage

“The Passports Amendment Bill (No 2) modernises the Passports Act 1992 by extending the maximum validity period of the New Zealand passport from 5 years to 10 years for persons who are at least 16 years old and by taking into account certain changes in technology.

  • Introduced June 2015
  • 1st reading: June 2015, passed unanimously
  • SC report: August 2015, supported with amendments unanimously
  • 2nd reading: September 2015, passed unanimously

There is no time limit for the committee stage but it is estimated to be up to a three hour debate as the bill has two parts and preliminary provisions to debate.

Tariff (Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea) Amendment Bill – second reading

This Bill amends New Zealand law as part of the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea.

  • Introduced: June 2015
  • 1st reading: June 2015, passed 95 to 26 with Greens and NZ First opposed
  • SC report: July 2015, supported unanimously without amendments
  • 2nd reading: September 2015, passed 95 to 24 with Greens and NZ First opposed

There is no time limit for the committee stage but it is estimated to be relatively brief.

 

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