23 May 2015

House continues sitting under urgency

6:21 am on 23 May 2015

MPs will be back at Parliament this morning as the House continues to sit under urgency to pass a range of Budget measures.

Bill English giving the 2015 Budget in Parliament house.

Bill English delivering Budget 2015 in the House on Thursday. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

The House sat until midnight last night, passing a bill implementing a levy to pay for extensions to rural broadband and cellphone coverage.

MPs also started the debate on a bill that removes the $1000 KiwiSaver kickstart payment - a change announced in Thursday's budget.

That debate will continue this morning.

Once that bill is passed, MPs will debate another which introduces a Border Clearance Levy for international travellers.