Parliament 15 March 2016

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in its programme to get better results from public services?
  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements and how does he do so?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that New Zealand is on the “cusp of something special”; if so, did he mean a thousand dairy farmers being forced off their land?
  4. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  5. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the Government is making major investments in health infrastructure in Christchurch?
  6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he support the expectation of the Governor of the Reserve Bank that banks would pass on the full Official Cash Rate cut made last week?
  7. RON MARK to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, why?
  8. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What recent progress has the Government made on the Waikato Expressway Road of National Significance?
  9. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement that “we do need to review the way we fund schools and focus more on outcomes rather than blunt proxy”?
  10. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Will he support the Green Party plan to make 30km an hour the default speed limit outside schools, given that kids have less than a 50:50 chance of surviving being hit by a car travelling at the current default speed limit of 50km an hour?
  11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Why did the number of burglaries that were resolved fall from 9,770 in 2008 to 6,136 in 2015, with the proportion of burglaries that went unsolved rising from 84 percent to over 90 percent?
  12. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister for Primary Industries: How is the Government supporting our regions through irrigation and water storage projects?

National: Four questions on better public services, Christchurch health services, Waikato Expressway and irrigation

Labour: Four questions on dairy, interest rates, school funding and burglaries

Greens: Two questions on PM standing by his statements and speed limitis

NZ First: Two questions on PM and Finance Minister standing by their statements

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

Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill – first reading

This bill establishes a new marine protected area in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone around the Kermadec Islands.

  • Introduced: March 2016

The first reading debate has 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of two hours.

Land Transfer Bill – first reading

This bill modernizes, simplifies, and consolidates the land transfer legislation for enhanced clarity and accessibility.

  • Introduced: February 2016

The first reading debate has 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of two hours.

Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill – first reading

This bill will replace the Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966, and provides for the compulsory assessment and treatment of individuals who are considered to have a severe substance addiction and who do not have the capacity to participate in treatment.

  • Introduced: December 2015

The first reading debate has 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of two hours.

Extended Sitting 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (Wednesday)

Te Atiawa Claims Settlement Bill – first reading

This Bill gives effect to the deed of settlement signed on 9 August 2014 in which the Crown and Te Atiawa agreed to the final settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Te Atiawa.

  • Introduced: September 2015

The first reading debate has 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of two hours.

Taranaki Iwi Claims Settlement Bill – first reading

This bill records the acknowledgements and apology given by the Crown to Taranaki Iwi in the deed of settlement dated 5 September 2015 between the Crown and Taranaki Iwi; and gives effect to the deed, in which the Crown and Taranaki Iwi agree to a final settlement of all Taranaki Iwi’s historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

  • Introduced: December 2015

The first reading debate has 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of two hours.

Rangitāne o Manawatu Claims Settlement Bill – first reading

This bill gives effect to the deed of settlement signed on 14 November 2015 in which the Crown and Rangitāne o Manawatu agreed to the final settlement of the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Rangitāne o Manawatu.

  • Introduced: December 2015

The first reading debate has 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of two hours.

 

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