21 Feb 2016

The Week in Parliament for 21 February

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 21 February 2016

Debate on Prime Minister's Statement adjourned to allow passing of Government Bills - including one that gives Ministers powers to sell state houses; Government faces questions about details of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, as does MFAT Chief Trade Negotiator David Walker when he appears before the Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Committee; Children's Commissioner Russell Wills voices concern about the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which he says won't solve child health problems; Corrections boss Ray Smith faces questions about Mt Eden Prison from Law & Order Committee members; Parliament is adjourned for a week, returning on Tuesday 1st March.