The House Today #nzqt

Parliament is sitting today.

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV (Freeview 22, Sky 86), streaming audio via Radio New Zealand and streaming Parliament TV via the internet. After the sitting day, on-demand replays can be found at In The House.

Questions to Ministers

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his statements in relation to tax havens?
  2. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: Can he confirm that KiwiBank will remain 100 percent Government owned?
  3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Did he read the report “Taxation of Multinationals” prepared by the Treasury and the Inland Revenue Department dated 15 August 2013, and did he undertake the action sought from him to agree to the recommendations contained in that paper?
  4. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What progress is the Government making in ensuring overseas-based New Zealanders meet their obligation to repay their student loans?
  5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by his statement, “Well of course someone has to buy the houses and so of course they will be affordable to somebody”?
  6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Given his answer to Oral Question No. 1 yesterday, how does he stand by his statements?
  7. STUART NASH to the Associate Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has she seen on the conduct of Hikurangi Forest Farms in Gisborne?
  8. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Health: How is the Government supporting the protection of New Zealanders against influenza this winter?
  9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  10. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by the Prime Minister’s statement that in Aotearoa “nobody owns water”?
  11. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Communications: What recent reports has she received on improvements in internet speeds?
  12. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister for Land Information: Can she assure the public that the Overseas Investment Office has not approved any applications by foreign investors implicated in the Mossack Fonseca tax avoidance scandal; if so, how?

This post is a Debate post about the goings on in The House. It is not a general debate post. Off-topic comments will be removed.

 


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  • ex-JAFA

    While I’m sure most people find patsy questions (like #4, #8 and #11) to be utterly transparent and dull because they amount to little more than verbal press releases, I’m looking forward to a day when there’s a terrible miscommunication and what was planned as a patsy Question makes it through, for which the relevant Minister has only bad news.

    Preferably when the current Opposition are on the other side of the House, which I hope to be a very, very long time away.

    • Annoyed

      It would only be fair considering how many of the Left’s questions end up as patsy questions.

  • Warren

    Angry and Robbo and probably Wintstone just can’t let it go. JK must have something to do with all these RPs having money in trusts in NZ. You would have thought, according to the left and the media party, that this has happened over night and all the secrecy must stop, even though JK tried to explain yesterday there is no secrecy to these trusts.

    • oldmanNZ

      so if they asking the same question, are they hoping for a different answer?

  • Nige.

    Did I just hear James Shaw say “how can he guarantee a future minister won’t (do such and such)?”

    What an idiot? Whoever it was from the left who said that is essentially shooting themselves in the foot because they are talking about their own finance minister!

    What the heck?!?!?

  • Nige.

    So Winston commits house suicide unnecessarily and Ron Mark continues where he left off seamlessly. Was that some kind of statement?

    I would love to know what Winston does as soon as he leaves the house. I wonder what goes through his mind

    • Off to the Green Parrot

    • kayaker

      Back on the train to Petone with his travel-capped Super Gold Card.

    • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

      Today’s stunt I thought was to show the Australian Speaker and his other members who were present in the house how clever Mr Winston Peters is in scoring a own goal.

  • Nige.

    I’m listening to angry Andy…. Phew he may as well be saying “John key hates you new Zealand”.

    The return of the nasty party.

    Put that rant to air media party. I dare you.

  • kayaker

    I’m working from home for a few weeks and have taken to watching question time. It’s like comedy central.

    • Nige.

      It’s bloody disgusting and a disgrace. I would almost go so far as to say that the rules of Parliamentary privellage be reviewed.

      The nasty attacks of those in opposition are way off target. They think that by repeating and screaming they will become relevant.

    • Mine it,Drill it,Sell it.

      You don’t have to be at home to watch it.Here in our office we have been watching it for years on line why we work.Around these parts it is referred to as the Circus with its own ring master.

      People here walk in and ask is the Circus on today ?

  • Rick H

    1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his statements in relation to tax havens?
    6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Given his answer to Oral Question No. 1 yesterday, how does he stand by his statements?
    9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

    Is that all they can come up with?

    Whatever ARE they doing on our behalf, being very-well paid, by us?

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