3 Jul 2016

The Week in Parliament for Sunday 3 July 2016

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 3 July 2016

House welcomes visiting MPs from around the Pacific; Phil Twyford pays tribute to murdered British MP Jo Cox; NZ First leader Winston Peters raises questions about John Key's stance on Brexit; Questions also to the Prime Minister about the Shewan Report on private trusts - which is also the subject of an urgent debate; Ministers Judith Collins and Murray McCully appear before select committees to defend budget spending plans; Green MP Kennedy Graham draws attention to Ombudsman's report on leaked MFAT documents; Greens also ask questions about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's damning review of the Government's Environment Aotearoa 2015 report; Sue Moroney's Parental Leave and Employment Protection (6 Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill undergoes final reading - but is blocked by a Government financial veto; Adrian Rurawhe's Official Information(Parliamentary Under-Secretaries)Amendment Bill passes final reading by 109 votes to 12; Health (Protection) Amendment Bill also passes final reading, as does the Hineuru Claims Settlement Bill - it's final reading debate featuring an emotional speech from Labour's Louisa Wall.