8 Jul 2016

The Day In Parliament for 8 July 2016

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 8 July 2016

Parliament rises on Thursday evening at the start of a 4-week adjournment; 11-hour Estimates Debate continues; Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Committee briefed by MFAT officials about a recently signed Space treaty with the USA; Auditor-General's office presents its report on the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband to the Commerce Committee; Speaker leads MPs in farewelling parliamentary messengers; Health Minister Jonathan Coleman congratulates the Labour Party on its 100-year anniversary, but is rebuked by the Speaker for a comment about Annette King; Opposition continues to question the Government about the "comprehensive" nature of its housing programme; Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee gives a preview of the first week back after the adjournment, and faces questions from Chris Hipkins and Winston Peters.