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. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “tax havens are where there is non-disclosure of information. New Zealand has full disclosure of information”, given the Shewan report “concludes that the existing foreign trust disclosure rules are inadequate” and “not fit for purpose in the context of preserving New Zealand’s reputation”?
  3. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on risks in the global economy, and the potential implications for New Zealand?
  4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how?
  5. 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 what was his response to the statement in that report in respect of foreign trusts “to protect our international reputation it may be necessary to strengthen our regulatory framework for disclosure and record keeping”?
  6. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Trade: What steps has the Government taken to safeguard New Zealand’s trade interests following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU?
  7. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Can he confirm that a rail corridor in Auckland has the potential to carry ten times as many people as a single lane of motorway, and twice as many people as a dedicated busway?
  8. TODD BARCLAY to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made about investment in school property?
  9. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she agree with John Key that private schools have smaller class sizes and are better resourced than state schools; if so, will she commit to smaller class sizes and better resources for state schools as part of a future education funding system?
  10. TRACEY MARTIN to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all her statements?
  11. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Customs: What update can she give on how Customs detector dog teams are improving security at New Zealand’s borders?
  12. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement to Radio New Zealand on 17 June 2016 that extending paid parental leave to 26 weeks “would add when it’s fully in place about $280 million a year”?

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