11 Oct 2015

The Week In Parliament for 11 October 2015

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 11 October 2015

The second week of the two-week adjournment sees only one select committee meeting - that was the Finance and Expenditure which met on Tuesday to consider the Taxation (Bright-line Test for Residential Land) Bill - and for a briefing on on the progress of Inland Revenue Department's Business Transformation programme. With that meeting closed to the public we took a look at Parliament's ratifying process for international trade agreements - in light of the this week's progress on the TPPA. We also speak to ACT's David Seymour about a Members' Bill in the name of Labour's Adrian Rurawhe which would see Parliamentary Under Secretaries, such as Mr Seymour, made subject to the Official Information Act.