Parliament 17 March 2016

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Was he advised, prior to 8 December 2015, that the so called “jihadi brides” he referred to during the Intelligence and Security Committee meeting were all resident in Australia and did not leave from New Zealand?
  2. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the New Zealand economy?
  3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his reported statement from February this year that he is not overly concerned about the broader impact of the slump in dairy prices?
  4. STUART SMITH to the Minister of Education: What reports has she received on the Intensive Wraparound Service?
  5. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Development:How many applications for benefits, superannuation, and special needs grants have not been processed because of the issues with the implementation of the client management IT system?
  6. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Health: By what percentage has Vote Health increased since 2008?
  7. Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he have confidence in his Associate Minister for Primary Industries?
  8. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Tourism: What reports has he received about growth in the number of visitors coming to New Zealand?
  9. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements where the interests of young New Zealanders are concerned?
  10. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: If someone suspects criminal activity and they actually want the Police to turn up in under 10 minutes, do they have to inform the Police that they have a gun?
  11. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Will he introduce a tax on sugary drinks, in light of the growing number of countries who have done so, most recently the UK, and the evidence that it is effective?
  12. JENNY SALESA to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Is he concerned about skills shortages in professions that require knowledge in STEM subjects; if not, why not?

National: Four questions on the economy, education, health spending and tourism

Labour: Five questions on dairy, welfare, confidence in Associate Primary Minister, guns and skills

Greens: Two questions on jihadi brides and sugar tax

NZ First: One question on PM standing by his statements

Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill – second reading

This bill is provides a new legal framework to support the regeneration of greater Christchurch over the next 5 years.

  • Introduced: October 2015
  • 1st reading: October 2015, passed unanimously
  • SC report: February 2016, support with amendments by majority, Labour and Greens dissenting

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

Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill – first reading

This Bill amends the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 to address issues identified with the principal Act..

  • Introduced: November 2015

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



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