Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard
Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Deputy Prime Minister) on behalf of the Leader of the House: Mr Speaker, on behalf of the Leader of the House I can say that next week the Government will continue with its extremely busy programme of business, with a particular focus on making progress on the very significant and important Reserve Bank of New Zealand Bill and a number of other committee stages that we will take forward in the House.
CHRIS BISHOP (National): The Leader of the House having arrived, do I direct my question to the former acting Leader of the House.
SPEAKER: No. The Leader of the House is here. He will reply on his own behalf.
CHRIS BISHOP (National): OK—just making sure the Leader of the House heard what the acting Leader of the House said in relation to—
SPEAKER: Order! Does the member have a question?
CHRIS BISHOP (National): Yes.
SPEAKER: Well, ask it.
CHRIS BISHOP (National): The question for the Leader of the House is: with the drawing from the ballot of the Autonomous Sanctions Bill, which has previously been before the Parliament, does the Government have any intention to expedite the passage of that bill?
Hon CHRIS HIPKINS (Leader of the House): The Government has no intention to expedite the passage of that bill. It was previously a Government bill that was discharged.