The Day In Parliament for 2 December 2016
House adjourned until Tuesday when it will start the penultimate sitting week for the year, previewed by the Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, who said next Wednesday will be another members' day. A third quake bill - the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Recovery Bill - was introduced, given a first reading and sent to the Local Government and Environment Committee with instructions to report it back by Tuesday 6 December. Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Emergency Relief Bill, reported back from that committee, put through all its remaining stages. Gerry Brownlee advises that GNS says an earthquake of similar in magnitude to the Kaikoura shake is unlikely but . . . possible.Question Time features yet another round in the long-running battle between Health Ministers past and present.