21 Oct 2016

The Day In Parliament Friday 21 October 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:45 am on 21 October 2016

Parliament adjourns for a week, after passing the final readings of the Building (Pools) Amendment Bill and Education Legislation Bill; National's relationship with the Maori Party probed as Government proposes changes in child protection laws; Government questioned on its snub of two pro-democracy movement leaders from Hong Kong; Jonathan Coleman earns the disapproval of the Speaker David Carter, while Hekia Parata, has the last laugh; Primary Production Committee hears submissions on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill - including from the Soil & Health Association as well as the Early Childhood Council; Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee gives a preview of what's in store when Parliament resumes after the adjournment; Labour's Grant Robertson congratulates his party colleague Chris Hipkins on the birth of his first child.