Parliament 21 July 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  2. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the international economy, and its effect on the New Zealand economy?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to affordability of homes in Auckland that “there’s a general view that housing prices are not overvalued”, given that the homeownership rate has fallen to its lowest level in 64 years?
  4. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “I’d bet my bottom dollar that there would be considerable debate and discussion in New Zealand about whether the flag should change”?
  5. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Health: What recent reports has he received on the number of B4 School free health and development checks completed in the last financial year, and what do they show?
  6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister that bad news about the New Zealand economy is overblown, and that while dairy prices are down, “95 percent of our economy is not involved in that”?
  7. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How is the Government delivering more of the skilled ICT graduates that New Zealand needs?
  8. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by his statement that Mount Eden Corrections Facility is “the highest performing prison” for measures of core security, rehabilitation, and reintegration?
  9. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received on how the Kickstart Breakfast initiative is supporting vulnerable children?
  10. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Trade: Does the current draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement purport to restrict a future New Zealand Government from banning the sale of existing New Zealand homes to foreign buyers from Trans-Pacific Partnership countries?
  11. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers; if so, why?
  12. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Will she be raising benefit levels given official advice that shows that a family of four living on a benefit has $72 less per week than what they need to provide the “core essential items”; if not, why not?

National: Four questions on the economy, school health checks, ICT graduates and Kickstart Breakfasts

Labour: Four questions on Auckland housing, the economy, Mt Eden Prison and the TPP

Greens: Two questions on the flag referendum and benefit levels

NZ First: Two question on PM standing bu his statements and confidence in Ministers

Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Appropriation (2015/16 Estimates) Bill – committee stage

This Bill authorises the individual appropriations contained in The Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand for the year ending 30 June 2016.

  • Introduced May 2015
  • 1st reading: May 2015, passed without dissent
  • 2nd reading: June 2015, passed 63-58 with Labour, Greens, NZ First against

The debate is an 11 hour debate divided into ten sector debates. The sectors are:

  • Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
  • Education Sector
  • Environment Sector
  • External Sector
  • Finance and Government Administration Sector
  • Health Sector
  • Justice Sector
  • Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector
  • Primary Sector
  • Social Development and Housing Sector

Each debate is a minimum of eight speeches of up to five minutes each, led off by the relevant select committee chairperson.

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