The Week In Parliament for 6 November 2016
Snap debate on the Auditor-General's report on her inquiry of the Saudi Arabia Food Security Partnership. The report clears Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, of corruption while being critical of a lack of transparency. Mr McCully defends himself in Question Time on Thursday. The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill passes its second reading by 60-59, the Maori Party voting with the opposition. Local Government and Environment Committee chairman Scott Simpson faces questions about the committee's delay in reporting back on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill - which is due back to the House this Monday; Health Committee chairman Simon O'Connor provides update on Maryan Street's petition on Euthanasia - which is the subject of a submission from Family First Director Bob McCoskrie - whose views were challenged by Labour MP Louisa Wall; Transport and Industrial Relations Committee hears submissions on a petition calling for a law change to allow children and people over the age of 65 to ride their bicycles on the footpath - a proposal opposed by Disabled Persons Assembly representative Val Smith.