30 Nov 2016

The Day In Parliament for 30 November 2016 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:49 am on 30 November 2016

Early start for MPs with the debating chamber's doors opening at nine to pass three Treaty settlement bills before 1pm, while MPs on the Local Government and Environment Committee will also start work at 9am to go through the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill, one of two bills introduced under urgency as part of the Government's response to the Kaikoura earthquake. The bill was given a first reading before being sent to the Local Government and Environment Committee where it will spend today before being reported back tomorrow to be passed through its final stages. The second bill, the Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Act 2016 Amendment Bill, amending legislation passed just a few days before the earthquake struck early on Monday 14 November, was passed through all its stages. Question Time began with one for the prime minister, John Key, about plans to build a new ministerial office on Parliament's car park. A request for a snap debate on this issue is rejected by the Speaker, David Carter. Police Minister, Judith Collins, faces questions about disappearing local police stations from the ACT MP for Epsom, David Seymour, and her Labour shadow, Stuart Nash.