Parliament 5 May 2016

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. RON MARK to the Minister for Land Information: Why is her Government planning to hike Overseas Investment Office application fees?
  2. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister of Finance: What steps has the Government taken to deliver Better Public Services to support New Zealand families?
  3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Will core Crown health expenditure in 2016/17 meet all health demographic and inflationary cost pressures; if not, why not?
  4. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Revenue: How many times did the Minister meet with representatives from the foreign trust industry between 27 November 2014 and 14 May 2015, and what other stakeholders did he meet with during that time period to discuss foreign trusts?
  5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: Does he have confidence in Housing New Zealand’s handling of procurement and conflict of interest issues in light of the Auditor-General’s report into the contracting of Andrew Body Ltd to advise on the sale of state housing?
  6. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister for Building and Housing:What does the latest data show about the growth in residential construction in Auckland?
  7. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she agree with Hon Bill English that a lot of Kiwis are “pretty damned hopeless” and “they can’t read and write properly”; if so, does she accept any responsibility as Minister of Education?
  8. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Will he, or a Cabinet Minister on his behalf, meet with senior church leader and human rights defender Reverend Socratez Yoman from West Papua next week at when he visits; if not, why not?
  9. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Immigration: What recent announcements has he made to help attract entrepreneurs to New Zealand?
  10. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  11. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What announcements has she made on funding for regional cultural facilities?
  12. JENNY SALESA to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Is he confident in his oversight of the tertiary education sector, given that over the next five years there is estimated to be a 58 percent shortfall in the number of plumbers required in Auckland alone?

National: Four questions on better public services, Auckland housing, immigration and Arts & Culture

Labour: Four questions on health spending, Housing NZ, education x 2

Greens: Two questions on foreign trusts and West Papua

NZ First: Two questions on the OIO and PM standing by is statements

Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Bill – first reading

This bill exempts the Southern District Health Board from the 2016 triennial general election as it will be governed by a commissioner until the 2019 triennial general election.

  • Introduced: December 2015
  • 1st reading: December 2015, passed 95 to 26 with Greens and NZ First opposed
  • SC report: April 2016, supported without amendment and without dissent

The second reading is a debate of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each so a maximum debate of two hours

Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Bill – third reading

This bill provide governance arrangements for the Canterbury Regional Council to operate during the 2016 to 2019 local authority election-cycle period”, being seven elected Councillors and six appointed Counillors.

  • Introduced August 2015
  • 1st reading: October 2015, passed 62 to 59 with Labour, Greens, NZ First and United Future against
  • SC report: February 2016, supported with amendments by majority with Labour and Greens dissenting
  • 2nd reading: March 2016, passed 62 to 59 with Labour, Greens, NZ First and United Future against
  • Committee of the whole House: passed 63 to 58 with Labour, Greens and NZ First opposed

The second reading is a debate of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each so a maximum debate of two hours


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