14 Feb 2016

The Week in Parliament for 14 February

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 14 February 2016

John Key delivers the annual Prime Minister's Statement, kicking off a wide-ranging thirteen-hour debate; National's newest MP Maureen Pugh is sworn in to replace Tim Groser on the Party's list and delivers her maiden speech; MPs mark the death of former Deputy Prime Minister Bob Tizard; Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Select Committee begins scrutiny of the TPPA; Social Services Committee warned of safety risks arising from legislation requiring insulation and smoke alarms in rental properties; New Zealand on Air undergoes annual review, where questions are raised about Sunday morning television advertising; Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams faces questions from her Labour Shadow Clare Curran about recent a appointment to Radio New Zealand's board.