Today In Parliament for 31 May 2016 - evening edition
Government MPs help Finance Minister, Bill English, defend his Budget by lobbing up patsy questions. Prime Minister, John Key, faces more difficult questions from Opposition leader, Andrew Little. New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, tackles Associate Health Minister, Peseta Sam Lotu Iinga over the Budget's tax hike on tobacco products, and is joined by ACT MP David Seymour. Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, gives as good as he got in questions from his Labour shadow, Phil Twyford.