Parliament 7 April 2016

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the of Finance: What reports has he received about the management of the Government’s major investment projects?
  2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the of Health: Does he agree with the New Zealand Medical Journal article dated 1 April 2016 which states research undertaken shows patients undergoing primary elective total hip and knee replacements in Otago in 2014 were more severely disabled than patients between 2006 and 2010; if not, why not?
  3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  4. JAMES SHAW to the of Finance: What estimates does he have of the cost to the Crown of repurchasing the New Zealand Superannuation Fund’s and ACC Fund’s shares in Kiwibank in five years’ time?
  5. ALFRED NGARO to the for Social Development:What recent announcements has she made regarding Child, Youth and Family?
  6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, “We have very strict obligations when it comes to disclosure and we meet those obligations. We’re always prepared to look and enhance those obligations and change those if there are recommendations.”?
  7. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the of Science and Innovation: What recent reports has he received about increased investment by businesses in research and development?
  8. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the responsible for the Earthquake Commission: What is the total number of complaints lodged with EQC in relation to the Canterbury Home Repair Programme, to date?
  9. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the of Corrections: What initiatives has Corrections recently launched to support prisoners to lead a crime-free life on release?
  10. STUART NASH to the of Police: Does she agree with everything Prime John Key has said about policing?
  11. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: What action will the Government take to make sure there is enough clean freshwater for all New Zealanders?
  12. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: What recent announcements has she made regarding support for communities?

National: Five questions on Government investments, CYF, R&D, Corrections and community support

Labour: Four questions elective operations, tax havens, EQC and

Greens: Two questions on Kiwibank and water

NZ First: One question on PM standing by his statements

Government Notice of Motion 3.00 pm to 3.40 pm

That a respectful Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor-General commending to His Excellency the alterations to the appropriations for the 2015/16 financial year in respect of Vote Audit and Vote Ombudsmen, and the appropriations and information for the 2016/17 financial year in respect of Vote Audit, Vote Ombudsmen, and Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

This debate will be eight speeches of up to five minutes each so a maximum of 40 minutes.

Government Bills 3.40 pm to 6.00 pm

Te Pire mō Te Reo Māori / Māori Language Bill – committee stage continued

This bill repeals the Māori Language Act 1987 and Part 4A of the Broadcasting Act 1989 to establish an independent entity, Te Mātāwai, to provide leadership on behalf of iwi and Māori regarding the health of the Māori language.

  • Introduced July 2014
  • 1st reading: July 2014, passed unanimously but Greens and NZ First against (forgot to call for a party vote)
  • SC report: February 2016, supported unanimously with amendments
  • 2nd reading: March 2016, passed

There is no time limit for the committee stage but it is estimated to be a five hour debate as the bill has four parts and preliminary provisions to debate.

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