Parliament 11 May 2016

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the resilience of the New Zealand financial system?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statements in the House yesterday?
  3. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  4. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister for Building and Housing: What reports has he received on the number of properties bought and sold by those with tax residency overseas and how do they compare with previous reports?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Will his expectation stated in Budget 2015 that unemployment would drop below 5 percent in 2016 be met; if not, why not?
  6. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  7. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Land Information: What did the data, released by Land Information New Zealand, in the Property Transfers and Tax Residency report indicate regarding the tax residency of those buying and selling property in New Zealand?
  8. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing:Does he stand by his statement in relation to data showing that 1,694 houses were sold into foreign ownership, excluding any bought via trusts or companies, that “the numbers are so small”?
  9. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Revenue: Does he agree with the Prime Minister, who said the disclosure and reporting requirements for foreign trusts under IR607 were “extremely broad and deep”?
  10. DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by his statement concerning off-shore buyers pushing up Auckland house prices, “The easiest trick in the book is to create a scapegoat that it’s these foreigners that are a problem”?
  11. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made that will increase support to students with special needs?
  12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Why does she accept some responsibility as Minster of Education for Hon Bill English’s statement that a lot of Kiwis are “pretty damned hopeless” and “they can’t read and write properly”?

National: Four questions on the NZ financial system, foreign buyers of housing x 2 and special education

Labour: Four questions on PM standing by his statements, unemployment, foreign buyers of housing and education

Greens: Two questions on PM standing by his statements and foreign buyers of housing

NZ First: Two questions on PM standing by his statements and foreign buyers of housing

General Debate 3.00 pm to 3.00 pm

A one hour debate of 12 speeches of five minutes each.

Government Bills 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill – first reading

This bill restates and reforms the law relating to Māori land.

  • Introduced: April 2016

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

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill – second reading

This Bill amends the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 to require smoke alarms and insulation in residential rental properties.

  • Introduced: December 2015
  • 1st reading: December 2015, passed unanimously
  • Select Committee report: April 2016, supported with amendments, Greens dissenting

The second reading consist of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each, for a maximum debate of two hours.

Health (Protection) Amendment Bill – committee stage

This bill amends the Health Act 1956 to improve the tracing of people who may have an infectious disease, increase the range of infectious diseases that are notifiable. It also bans the provision of commercial artificial UV tanning services to people under 18 years of age

  • Introduced: July 2014
  • 1st reading: November 2014, passed unanimously
  • Select Committee report: May 2015, supported with amendments, Labour, Greens, NZ First dissenting
  • 2nd reading: May 2015, passed unanimously

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

There are two SOPs – one from Annette King to ban sunbed operators entirely, not just from under age clients. Also one from the Minister with minor clarifications.

 

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