13 Dec 2015

The Week In Parliament Sunday 13 December

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 13 December 2015

Speaker grants urgent debate on non-renewal of Serco's Mt Eden prison management contract, which is also the subject of questions to the Prime Minister; John Key also questioned about his "Labour backs rapists" comment - something he withdraws and apologises for later in the week; Labour Leader Andrew Little accepts comments made by him and other Labour MPs questioning the Speaker's impartiality were unparliamentary; Reserve Bank Governor updates MPs on OCR cut; Submissions on Paid Parental Leave Bill; SIS Security Director appears before Intelligence and Security Committee for annual review; Adjournment debate provides Speaker David Carter with a chance to give a rundown of the year in the House.