The order paper is here.
Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
- NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to support a more diverse and resilient New Zealand economy?
- Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
- Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What is the impact on patients and staff of not covering all inflationary pressures in health?
- Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that elective orthopaedic surgical discharges have increased by 34 percent, from 18,240 in 2008 to 24,439 operations this year?
- JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: What advice, if any, has he received from Treasury in the last 18 months on the importance for New Zealand businesses of certainty about long-term policy settings?
- GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “the Government would not be chasing around the unemployment numbers, 3 months to 3 months. We take a longer-term point of view because that is the realistic one”; if so, how many quarters in a row has unemployment risen?
- CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Revenue: What progress has been made on the Government’s investment property tax reforms announced as part of Budget 2015?
- Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements?
- CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she have confidence that she is receiving quality independent advice from her officials?
- DENISE ROCHE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Did New Zealand oppose Australia’s effort to try and remove the “climate change displacement coordination facility”, which would have created a body to help people escaping the effects of climate change, from the draft text of the UN climate agreement?
- MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Small Business: What Government resources are available to help small businesses keep themselves safe online?
- JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Justice: On what date did she or her department instruct the Parliamentary Counsel Office to begin drafting the legislation to create a supervision regime for deported offenders that will be debated today?
National: Four questions on the economy, elective surgery, property tax reforms and cybersafety
Labour: Four questions on health funding, unemployment, education advce and Australian deportees
Greens: Two questions on Treasury advice and climate change
NZ First: Two questions on Finance and Health Ministers standing by their statements
Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm
Support for Children in Hardship Bill – committee stage continued
This Bill is an omnibus Bill introduced under Standing Order 263(a). The Bill strengthens work expectations and increases assistance for parents on a benefit and who have dependent children from 1 April 2016.
- Introduced: May 2015
- 1st reading: May 2015, passed 109 to 12 with NZ First opposed
- Select Committee report: October 2015, supported by majority with amendments with minority reports from Labour, Greens and NZ First
- 2nd reading: November 2015, passed unanimously
There is no time limit for the committee stage but it is estimated to be a four hour debate as the bill has three parts and preliminary provisions to debate. One part has been partially debated, so there are probably three to four hours remaining.
Weathertight Homes Resolution Services Amendment Bill – committee stage continued
The bill amends the Weathertight Home Resolution Services Act 2006 to remove any doubt about the validity of the criteria, deem certain claims determined as ineligible to be eligible, and to widen the definition of qualifying claimant.
- Introduced: February 2015
- 1st reading: March 2015, passed unanimously
- Select Committee report: July 2015, supported unanimously with amendments
- 2nd reading: September 2015, passed unanimously
There is no time limit for the committee stage but it is estimated to be a three hour debate as the bill has two parts and preliminary provisions to debate. One part has been debated, so there are probably one to two hours remaining.