29 Mar 2016

Today in Parliament Tuesday 29 March 2016

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 29 March 2016

Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Minister in Charge of the Flag Referendums, Bill English was the inevitable fall guy when the Opposition used Question Time to extract maximum political mileage from the defeat of the PM's preferred new flag design in the second referendum. Other questions included requests for Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to endorse a 12,000-signature petition seeking a national standard for rivers with a water quality suitable for swimming. Debate begins on the committee stage of the Greater Christchurch Regeneration Bill.