Parliament 10 September 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the New Zealand economy?
  2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Why did he say on 29 July that core Crown health expenditure covers “most, but not all, inflationary pressures”, and why does he deny this shortfall is having an impact on patients?
  3. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that 36,076 colonoscopies were performed in the last financial year, a 12 percent increase on the year before?
  4. CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Does he stand by all his statements?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
  6. TODD MULLER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he received on growth in kiwifruit exports?
  7. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: Was she, as Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage consulted during the flag design process, and is she satisfied with the outcome as one of the responsible Ministers?
  8. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Women: What reports has she received relating to the benefits of employing women in trades and construction for the Canterbury rebuild?
  9. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in the Reserve Bank in light of today’s Official Cash Rate cut which has now reversed 75 points of the 100-point hike it made in 2014?
  10. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What is the name of the tertiary education institution he referred to in his answer to Oral Question No 9 yesterday that had its focused review “elevated to a full review”, and what is the nature of the allegations that his officials are now investigating?
  11. RIA BOND to the Minister of Communications: Does she stand by all her statements?
  12. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Conservation: Does she stand by her statement, “We are doing everything we can to protect the Maui’s dolphin”?

National: Four questions on the economy, colonscopies, kiwfruit exports and female employment in Canterbury

Labour: Four questions on health spending, Minister of Finance standing by his statements, NZ Flag and tertiary education

Greens: Two questions on the Reserve Bank and Maui’s Dolphin

NZ First: Two questions on Labour and Commons Ministers standing by their statements

Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Taxation (Land Information and Offshore Persons Information) Bill – third reading

This bill amends the Land Transfer Act 1952 and other acts to gather better information for tax compliance from dealings in land. It promotes the enforcement of tax obligations of offshore persons generally and is intended to give Inland Revenue greater assurance about the identity of the offshore person.

  • Introduced June 2015
  • 1st reading: June 2015, passed 63 to 53 with Labour, Greens and NZ First opposed
  • SC report: August 2015, supported with amendments by majority with a minority report from Labour
  • 2nd reading: August 2015, passed 109 to 12, NZ First opposed
  • Committee of the whole House: September 2015

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

Passports Amendment Bill (No 2) – second reading continued

“The Passports Amendment Bill (No 2) modernises the Passports Act 1992 by extending the maximum validity period of the New Zealand passport from 5 years to 10 years for persons who are at least 16 years old and by taking into account certain changes in technology.

  • Introduced June 2015
  • 1st reading: June 2015, passed unanimously
  • SC report: August 2015, supported with amendments unanimously

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

Tariff (Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea) Amendment Bill – second reading

This Bill amends New Zealand law as part of the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea.

  • Introduced: June 2015
  • 1st reading: June 2015, passed 95 to 26 with Greens and NZ First opposed
  • SC report: July 2015, supported unanimously without amendments

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

 

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