Today in the House: 4 March 2020

Today we’re in the Suffrage room which has been refurbished and reopened today. It’s got some really good artwork, it’s got
photos of lots of the women MPs and women who worked as part of the suffrage movement, early candidates, early woman candidates for parliament going right back to 1919 when it was first permitted. Today in the House we’re going to start again with a ministerial statement around coronavirus from Hon David Clark, the opportunity for
other parties to ask questions or make comments. Then we’ll go on to questions. Hon Simon Bridges to the Prime Minister and Hon Paul Goldsmith to the Minister of Finance asking them if they stand by their Government’s statements and actions. Willow-Jean Prime to the Minister of Finance about the economy. Hon Judith Collins to the Minister of Housing about the progressive home ownership scheme. Dr Duncan Webb to the Minister for the Environment about water quality. Hon Michael Woodhouse about coronavirus. Chris Bishop to the Minister of Transport
about light rail. Dr Deborah Russell to the Minster of Commerce about kiwisaver fund customers. Hon Gerry Brownlee to the Minister of Foreign Affairs about Shane Jones’ comments with regard to Indian students. Hon Paula Bennett to the Prime Minister about whether she stands by her statements and actions. Chlöe Swarbrick to the Minister of Finance about fossil fuel investments and Hon Jacqui Dean to the Minister of Conservation about mining on conservation land. We’ll then go on to the Prime Minister’s statement which will run through for most of the afternoon. There will be an opportunity for members to make speeches, starting with Hon Dr Megan Woods. There’s a notice of motion from the Government about the Cyber Security Advisory Board. There won’t be any debate on that. We’ll have the Taxation Bill second reading that has to do with kiwisaver and student loans, in the name of Hon Stuart Nash. There’s a couple of speeches left on the third reading of the Electoral Amendment Bill in Hon Andrew Little’s name and a few speeches possible, but won’t necessarily be taken, on the Ombudsmen (Protection of Name) Amendment Bill. If we have time we’ll start on the first reading of the Screen Industry Workers Bill which is in the name of Hon Iain Lees-Galloway. We’ll be back again tomorrow 2:00pm, for a session running 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

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