Parliament 11 March 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Primary Industries: What steps has the Government taken in responding to the criminal threat to New Zealand’s infant and other milk formula products?
  2. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to the Reserve Bank that “it’s not an option for the bank to raise interest rates”?
  4. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Does he have confidence that the Ministry of Health is providing the best public health service for rural New Zealand communities?
  5. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the Government’s finances and how does this compare with forecasts in the Half-Year Update in December?
  6. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement regarding the Northland by-election that “last week we were looking through the various policies we want to announce so they were finalised I suppose last week. We’ve got another couple of announcements; we are making another this week on something else”?
  7. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Food Safety: Does she have confidence in the integrity of New Zealand’s food safety system in light of the criminal threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080?
  8. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Small Business: What advice has he received, if any, on how much small and medium sized businesses will pay in ACC levies this year?
  9. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What is the Government doing to commemorate the centenary of the First World War?
  10. Su’a WILLIAM SIO to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that he had not heard from any Pacific leaders following the allegations of GCSB mass surveillance within the Pacific “And that will be because they understand completely that either things are sensationalised, fundamentally not true, or of no concern to them”?
  11. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Small Business: What reports has he received on small businesses hiring more employees in the coming year?
  12. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Conservation: Does she stand by all her statements?

National: Five patsies on 1080 threats (x2), Government surplus, WWI centenary and small businesses

Labour: Four questions on Reserve Bank, Northland, ACC and GCSB

Greens: Two questions on Does PM stand by all his statements and Does Conservation Minister stand by all her statements

NZ First: One question on rural health

Debate on report on 2015 Budget Policy Statement 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

The Finance and Expenditure Committee report on the 2015 Budget Policy Statement will be debated up to two hours.

Government Bills 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Taxation (Annual Rates for 2015-16, Research and Development, and Remedial Matters) Bill – first reading

The bill is an omnibus bill that significantly amends ten different tax acts,especially in the area of child support.

Introduced: February 2015

The debate has up to 70 minutes remaining.

Statutes Amendment Bill (No 4) – second reading

The bill makes minor changes to the local government acts and the Official Information Act.

Introduced: May 2014
1st reading: April 2014, passed without dissent
Select Committee report: July 2014, supported unanimously with amendments

The debate has up to 80 minutes remaining.

 

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