Parliament 12 February 2015

The order paper is here and oral questions here.

Oral Questions 2 pm – 3 pm

  1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received about what progress the Government is making to support more jobs and higher incomes?
  2. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries:Does he believe the Primary Growth Partnership provides value for money to taxpayers?
  3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Finance: In light of his comments that a taxpayer bailout is his “least preferred” option, how much is he prepared to spend to save the SkyCity deal?
  4. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister for Economic Development:What advice did officials provide about how much more valuable to SkyCity the TVNZ land sold to it for the siting of a convention centre was, once that land was used as the site of a hotel?
  5. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: What benefits does he expect to be delivered by the Government’s support for the Cricket World Cup?
  6. Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries:Does he have confidence in his department?
  7. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent commitments has the Government made to improving social housing?
  8. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Defence: Will he assure the House that no New Zealand troops will be engaged in active military combat in Iraq during the term of this Government?
  9. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What are the expected savings per year as a result of the changes to the National Library curriculum topic loan service?
  10. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Communications: What is the current status of the rollout of the Government’s Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband initiatives?
  11. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Police: On how many occasions, if any, has he alerted the Prime Minister or his Office to a matter of significant public interest which he has been briefed on by his officials since his appointment?
  12. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What is the Government doing to support the development of urban cycleways across New Zealand?

National: Five patsies on the jobs, Cricket World Cup, social housing, broadband and cycleways

Labour: Four questions on Sky City, MPI, National Library and Mike Sabin

Greens: Two questions on Sky City and Iraq

NZ First: One question on the Primary Growth Partnership

Debate on PM’s Statement 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

There are over five hours to go and three hours available today for further speeches.


It is possible the Government will delay the debate on the PM’s statement to advance legislation. The next bill on the order paper is:

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Bill – second reading

The bill makes a number of changes to the status of parcels of land, land titles, and previous Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Acts.

  • Introduced: July 2008
  • 1st reading: March 2009, passed 113 to 9 with only Greens opposed
  • Select Committee report: September 2009, supported unanimously with amendments
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