Parliament 25 May 2016

The order paper is here. (link available after 1 pm)

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by all his statements; if so, why?
  2. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking in Budget 2016 to deliver better public services – particularly for the most vulnerable New Zealanders?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statements with regard to housing that “we take responsibility; we need to do a better job of it”, and “we need to do more”?
  4. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with all of this Government’s spending choices?
  5. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What new investment is the Government making in health research?
  6. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What dollar increase in core Crown health expenditure is required to meet all demographic and inflationary cost pressures in 2016/17?
  7. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made towards achieving the Government’s national health targets?
  8. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Tū ai a ia i runga i te mana o āna korero katoa?
    • Translation: Does he stand by all his statements?
  9. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Why has he brought forward spending previously earmarked for Budget 2017 into Budget 2016?
  10. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for ACC: What initiatives are being delivered to reduce the number of people injured in New Zealand?
  11. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Did she make a bid for Budget 2016 to cancel Government-held carbon credits to compensate for the past use of “dubious” credits, in order to meet New Zealand’s climate commitments?
  12. RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister for Primary Industries: Was he aware in 2013 of the pervasive illegal dumping of fish from inshore trawlers, as documented in the MPI reports on Operation Achilles and Operation Hippocamp?

National: Four questions on Budget 2016, health research funding, health targets and ACC

Labour: Four questions on housing, health spending, spending and fishing

Greens: Two questions on PM standing by his statements and climate change

NZ First: One question Pm standing by his statements

ACT: One question on Government spending

General Debate 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

12 speeches of five minutes each for a maximum of one hour.

Members’ Bill 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

 

Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill – second reading

This bill extends paid parental leave to 26 weeks. It is in the name of Labour MP Sue Moroney

  • Introduced: July 2015
  • 1st reading: September 2015, passed 61 to 60 with National and ACT against
  • SC report: April 2016, committee tied on the bill

The second reading consists of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each so the debate is a maximum of two hours.

Overseas Investment (Protection of New Zealand Homebuyers) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill bans non-residents purchasing residential property. It is in the name of Labour MP Phil Twyford

  • Introduced: November 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, being two ten minute speeches, eight five minute speeches and a five minute right of reply for a maximum of 65 minutes.

Oaths and Declarations (Endorsing the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill will allow a person taking any oath to also state that they will perform their duties in accordance with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. It is in the name of Maori Party MP Marama Fox.

  • Introduced: November 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, being two ten minute speeches, eight five minute speeches and a five minute right of reply for a maximum of 65 minutes.

Social Security (Stopping Benefit Payments for Offenders who Repeatedly Fail to Comply with Community Sentences) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill would give the Department of Corrections the power to issue warnings to persons who have not complied with community-based sentences, with the consequence of withholding benefit payments. It is in the name of National MP Mark Mitchell.

  • Introduced: November 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, being two ten minute speeches, eight five minute speeches and a five minute right of reply for a maximum of 65 minutes.

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