7 Jun 2016

Today In Parliament for 7 June 2016 - evening edition

From In Parliament, 6:50 pm on 7 June 2016

Week begins with MPs (belatedly) wishing the Queen a Happy 90th Birthday before holding her ministers' feet to the fire in Question Time. Social Housing Minister, Paula Bennett, admits responsibility for misinforming her prime minister about the involvement of the Salvation Army in canvassing homeless people in Auckland but insists she has nothing to apologise for. Finance minister, Bill English, answering questions about rising sea levels and storm damage to coastal properties across the Tasman, says the government will publish a document about central and local government sharing the costs of risks from global warming. Associate health minister, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iinga, reveals the role of workshops in discussing government spending on home and community support for the elderly.