10 Jun 2016

The Week In Parliament for Sunday 12 June

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 10 June 2016

Budget Debate is completed, with the Government's spending estimates for the year ahead now up for scrutiny before select committees; While the Government manages a majority to pass the budget, it can't gather enough votes to halt progress on a members bill in the name of Sue Moroney seeking an extension to paid parental leave, with the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (6 Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill passing committee stage on Wednesday night; Adrian Rurawhe's Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill also passes its committee stage, but not without protest from David Seymour; Opposition complains about some of Mr Seymour's questions; Ministers Paula Bennett, Nick Smith and Simon Bridges appear before select committees to defend budget allocations; House wishes the Queen a happy 90th birthday; MPs pay tribute to Sir Graham Latimer who died Tuesday.