Parliament 9 December 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “I will lead a Government that will govern for all New Zealanders”?
  2. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What progress has the Government made on its priority of delivering better public services in 2015?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: What actions, if any, is his Government planning for New Zealanders about to celebrate Christmas who are among the growing number of unemployed, or living in unhealthy rental housing, or trying to buy their own home, or waiting for vital surgery, or needing a life-saving medicine?
  4. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for ACC: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding ACC levies?
  5. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements?
  6. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How is the Government encouraging young people to study offshore and develop international linkages?
  7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement in Budget 2015 that unemployment is expected to fall below 5 percent in 2016, and that economic growth on average will be 2.8 percent over the next four years?
  9. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Social Development: How does the Child Hardship Package help families on a benefit?
  10. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: What specific action will he take to clean up waterways such as Lake Tutira whose algal blooms are so toxic that children have been banned from boating and kayaking there?
  11. STUART SMITH to the Minister for the Environment: What improvements in water quality has the Government achieved from its Fresh Start for Fresh Water budget allocations?
  12. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Does he agree with the New Zealand Herald report that the “student funding scandal” is “the result of a funding crunch intersecting with a reporting and monitoring system that operates largely on trust”; if not, why not?

National: Five questions on better public services, ACC levies, offshore study, family support and water quality

Labour: Four questions on PM’s actions, Health Ministers statements, unemployment, and student funding scandals

Greens: Two questions on PM’s statements and water quality

NZ First: One question on PM standing by his statements

Government Bills 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Statutes Amendment Bill – first reading

This Statutes Amendment Bill consists entirely of amendments to Acts and is therefore an omnibus Bill that may be introduced by virtue of Standing Order 262(1)(f).

  • Introduced: October 2015

The first reading is a debate of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each so a maximum debate of two hours. However it is expected to be a shorter debate.

 

Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill – second and third readings

This bill has two closely related purposes: to confirm, or confirm and validate, subordinate legislation that will lapse at a specified time unless it is earlier confirmed, or confirmed and validated, by an Act of ; and to replace with standard provisions in the Legislation Act 2012, but not alter the subordinate legislation covered by, all existing confirmation provisions.

  • Introduced: June 2015
  • 1st reading: July 2015, passed unanimously
  • SC report: November 2015, supported unanimously with amendments

The second and third readings are debates of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each so a maximum debate of two hours each. However it is expected to be a shorter debate.

Adjournment Debate 4.30 pm to 6.00 pm

A resolution to adjourn the House until Tuesday 9 February 2016

A 90 minute debate of 18 speeches of five minutes each.

 

 

 

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