20 Oct 2016

The Day In Parliament for Thursday 20 October - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 20 October 2016

Members' Day sees Chris Bishop's Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill pass its second reading reading unopposed; Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Amendment Bill - a private bill in the name of National's Alastair Scott - completes its committee stage; Debate on Chris Hipkins' Education (Charter Schools Abolition) Amendment Bill interrupted when the House adjourns for the evening - but not before ACT's David Seymour voices his opposition to it; Winston Peters fields questions on his Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill; House mourns the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. Prime Minister John Key aims the H-word bomb at Andrew Little; Judith Collins congratulates Police on Fonterra contaminated milk powder scare probe; Nick Smith scores a mythological trifecta by linking flying pigs, the tooth fairy and Father Christmas in the one answer; Health Committee briefed on treatment of prostate cancer.