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Question Time for 15 November 2017

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:02:00 +1300

TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the forecast for the New Zealand economy? Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies? Hon STEVEN JOYCE to the Minister of Finance: Can he confirm core Crown net debt was $59.5 billion at 30 June 2017, and that it is his intention as Minister of Finance to increase net debt to $67.6 billion by 2022, as laid out in Labour’s pre-election Fiscal Plan? JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: Is he confident that schools will be able to recruit enough teachers next year to fully staff classrooms, particularly in Auckland? Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his statement that National Standards “will be gone very quickly”; if so, why? Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Transport: Is he satisfied that cancelling the East-West Link Road of National Significance will be beneficial to transport in Auckland? MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Women: What is the most recent data she’s received on the gender pay gap? Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: When does he think that decisions on significant initiatives under the Regional Development (Provincial Growth) Fund will start being made, and when will the first of these projects physically start? Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: What are the exemptions in section 70A of the Social Security Act 1964 that mean sanctions aren’t imposed on sole parents who don’t name the other parent? GREG O'CONNOR to the Minister of Justice: Has he seen any evidence that victimisations of serious crime are increasing? Hon MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Conservation: Does she stand by her statement in the House, “Under this Government, we will have a Minister of Conservation and an Associate Minister for the Environment who believes in nature and in safeguarding the values of our species here in Aotearoa”; if so, how? WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is the Government committed to restoring the right to bargain collectively in the film and television industry?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20171115-1402-question_time_for_15_november_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 14 November 2017

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:14:00 +1300

Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement made on her behalf in the House on Thursday, 9 November that the Government “will make decisions on appropriate targets in due course”? Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister for Women: Does she stand by her statement regarding quotas for women on boards that “I think that there’s evidence that it’s effective, and if we can’t achieve it otherwise, then I think that we should be exploring it”; if so, why? KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: When does he plan to restart contributions to the New Zealand Super Fund? Hon STEVEN JOYCE to the Minister of Finance: What is the cost to date and the expected total cost, including EQC costs, to the Government of the relief and reconstruction efforts following the Kaikōura earthquake one year ago today? Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Has he received any reports on the benefit of market access to economic growth in the regions? JENNY MARCROFT to the Minister for Children: What information has she received about the number of young people being held in Police cells? Hon Dr JONATHAN COLEMAN to the Minister of Health: What quantifiable health service improvements, if any, will his policies deliver? Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Will National Standards be scrapped within the next 12 months, and will he guarantee that any new replacement system will be in place for all schools prior to removing National Standards? GREG O'CONNOR to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What steps has he taken to improve the quality of rental properties? Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Education: Does he stand by all of his statements? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by the comments reported that he is looking at ways to exit a deal under which the Government is to build a 1,500 bed facility at Waikeria; if so, how does he intend to accommodate the forecast increase in prisoners? WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Trade and Export Growth: How has the Government protected the rights of New Zealanders in international trade negotiations?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20171114-1414-question_time_for_14_november_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 9 November 2017

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +1300

Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: What will the specific measurable targets be, if any, that she will used to hold her Government to account? TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What is the latest estimate of shortfall in housing and how has he responded to it? Hon STEVEN JOYCE to the Minister of Finance: Can he confirm it is his intention as Minister of Finance to ensure core Crown expenses do not exceed $81.9 billion in 2017/18, $86.1 billion in 2018/19, $88.2 billion in 2019/20, $91.8 billion in 2020/21, and $96.1 billion in 2021/22, as specified in the Labour Party’s pre-election Fiscal Plan? DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: What advice has he received on the benefits of the Regional Development (Provincial Growth) Fund? Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Will he be repealing the legislation that covers partnership schools within the next six months and how many schools does he expect to close or be converted to another type of school? Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Transport: On what date is the Board of Inquiry due to deliver its draft decision on the East-West Link Road of National Significance? JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to reduce the cost of fees and provide more assistance with living costs for tertiary students? Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: How successful will his new $1 billion annual Regional Development (Provincial Growth) Fund be? JAN LOGIE to the Minister of Conservation: What action is she taking to restore the Department of Conservation’s advocacy role to protect our wildlife and its habitats, and why? Hon GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister for Land Information: Does she stand by all of the Government’s policies in relation to her portfolio? RAYMOND HUO to the Minister of Justice: What announcement has he made recently on Teina Pora’s compensation for wrongful conviction and imprisonment? Hon NATHAN GUY to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by all of his Government’s policies in relation to the primary sector?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20171109-1404-question_time_for_9_november_2017-128.mp3







Question Time for 16 August 2017

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:02:00 +1200

JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his policies? JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government ensuring New Zealanders share in the benefits of a growing economy? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is Brian Fallow wrong when he says in reference to labour productivity, “zero growth over four years in what has to be foundation of any sustainable gains in living standards is not encouraging. Nor is it a record the Government can boast about”; if so, is the Treasury also wrong given they are the source of the labour productivity data? MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Justice: How has the Government’s justice agenda helped to hold offenders to account, reduce the number of victims of crime, reduce offending, and ensuring our laws are fit for purpose? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: What percentage of renters are able to afford to buy a home, according to the latest Housing Affordability Measure Report? RON MARK to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he believe that infrastructure is vital for regional New Zealand’s economic development? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that First Specialist Assessments have risen by 148,000 over the last nine years, and what other improvements have been made to the health services over this time? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she stand by the former Minister’s reported statement that oil exploration was a long-term game and New Zealand had to press on? CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Housing: How many motels has the Government purchased for the purpose of emergency housing and how many other motels, if any, are they intending to purchase? MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Building and Construction: What level of support has been provided to first-home buyers under the Government’s KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme in its second year, and how many New Zealanders have been assisted into homeownership? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Did he authorise the Director Service Commissioning at the Ministry of Health to write to DHBs seeking confirmation that they would not pay their mental health workers additional amounts for providing mental health services “at the minimum wage rates of care and support workers”; and does he support the prohibition of such payments and the cessation of payments if they have already begun? MELISSA LEE to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has he made in relation to increasing capacity at Auckland schools?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170816-1402-question_time_for_16_august_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 15 August 2017

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:06:00 +1200

JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his Government’s previous support of “evidence-based investment practices”; if so, does the Government intend to send young people charged with serious offences to a military camp, despite the Prime Minister’s Science Advisor saying boot camps don’t reduce reoffending? JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his policies? NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the prospects for the New Zealand economy? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement, “the long-term problem of New Zealand productivity is yet to be solved, but we’re actually heading in the right direction”; if so, what is Treasury’s estimate of labour productivity growth in the year to March 2017 according to the July 2017 Monthly Economic Indicators report? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Immigration; if so, why? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm the details of the $100 million social investment fund for mental health, and how will it help provide earlier intervention and improve services for New Zealanders suffering from mental health issues? CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she agree with the Salvation Army that the Government needs to increase the number of social houses it builds by 20 times to meet demand? SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made that will enable more young people to succeed in the education system? TRACEY MARTIN to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all her comments on education affordability; if so, how? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he agree with the New Zealand Medical Association’s president that “district health boards were grossly underfunded” and that “there’s just not enough money in the system, no matter how you cut your cloth, you just can’t do what’s required of you when there is not enough money going in”? ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on the economic and environmental benefits of the Waimea Community Dam? MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Social Housing: Why has Housing New Zealand built only 125 more houses than it has demolished across New Zealand since June 2009?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170815-1506-question_time_for_15_august_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 10 August 2017

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:04:00 +1200

RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all his statements on immigration fraud? MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the outlook for New Zealand’s economy? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he think Aucklanders should have the opportunity to contribute to the cost of the city’s transport projects, or does he think taxpayers throughout New Zealand should pay all the costs of Auckland’s growth? JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he support the mining of 50 million tonnes of seabed in the South Taranaki Bight where blue whales feed? CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that after 9 years of a National Government that all children and young people are receiving all the support that they need to succeed in education? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for the Environment: How will the Government’s changes to the National Policy Statement on Fresh Water, to be gazetted today, improve the recreational and ecological health of our lakes, rivers, and aquifers? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Why did he say yesterday in the House, “I do not need to check with DHBs around that”, when asked if he was sure about his claim that every other district health board is currently “managing to deliver the operations that are needed”? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s reported statement that there is no need for a fuel tax to pay for Auckland’s transport? RON MARK to the Minister of Transport: How much was originally funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency to complete the Brynderwyn Hills Road improvements; and how much is it now? ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on horticulture’s contribution to New Zealand’s economic and social wellbeing? Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in Hon Dr Nick Smith? BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Communications: What progress can he report on the rollout of the Ultrafast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170810-1404-question_time_for_10_august_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 9 August 2017

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:04:00 +1200

KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making on the $32.5 billion infrastructure programme over the next four years identified in Budget 2017? KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Does he believe it is a sign of success that after nine years of this Government the wage gap between Māori and Pākehā now sits at $213 a week? JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his policies? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Women: What reports has she received about the progress of women in New Zealand? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is he satisfied that after nearly nine years of a National Government, that all New Zealanders are getting a fair share of any economic growth? TODD MULLER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he received on the “bright” outlook for the horticulture sector? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how does he credibly do that? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Why is the Government prepared to wait up to 30 years before funding light rail to Auckland Airport? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received regarding reductions in the number of people receiving a benefit? CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Can he confirm that yesterday’s announcement of grants to clean up rivers and lakes was actually first promised in 2014 and it’s taken him three years to do it? JOANNE HAYES to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made on the progress of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme? JENNY SALESA to the Minister of Health: Does he take any responsibility after nine years of a National-led Government for delivering a health system where in just four weeks more than 700 elective surgeries in Auckland have been postponed, leading to clinicians saying “it’s not a sustainable system”?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170809-1404-question_time_for_9_august_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 3 August 2017

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:04:00 +1200

MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Finance: What decisions has the Government made to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share of tax? 2.      JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies? 3.      GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Has the number of 15 to 24-year-olds not in education, employment, or training according to the Household Labour Force Survey increased since the same quarter last year; if so, by how many? 4.      MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: What announcement has he made in relation to filling the Chair positions at Canterbury and South Canterbury District Health Boards? 5.      RON MARK to the Minister of Finance: Is he satisfied with Government policy on overseas investment? 6.      PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Do MBIE officials still advise that the shortfall of housing in Auckland is projected to continue beyond 2030? 7.      MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Corrections: What recent announcement has she made regarding a partnership between the Department of Corrections and employers to get offenders into work and reduce their chance of reoffending? 8.      CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that after nine years of a National-led Government all children and young people are receiving all the support that they need to succeed in education? 9.      RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements? 10.  CHRIS BISHOP to the Associate Minister for the Environment: How is the Government supporting the recycling of PET plastics in New Zealand? 11.  JENNY SALESA to the Minister of Health: Does he think it’s acceptable that after nine years of a National-led Government the Ministry of Health’s budget bid shows it does not have “an understanding of the mental health population, workforce, and interventions”, according to Treasury? 12.  JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What are the differences between the recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity Principles and the pay equity bill that the Government has introduced?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170803-1404-question_time_for_3_august_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 2 August 2017

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:02:00 +1200

JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies? JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, “our approach to housing is succeeding”, given that just one in five New Zealanders under 40 own their own home? ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the New Zealand economy and the job market? RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does the closure of Police stations meet current Government policy? KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he believe his Māori Housing Network has received enough funding to succeed? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the Government has set a goal to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy by 86 percent over the next 8 years? EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Primary Industries: How close will Canterbury come to the limit for dairy intensification when Stage 2 of the Central Plains Water irrigation scheme is completed? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding supporting New Zealanders off benefits and into work? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: What responsibility does he take as Minister of Health for his Director-General of Health, who “probably overreached a bit” as said by him in the House yesterday? RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he believe that New Zealand has robust biosecurity in light of Mycoplasma bovis and other recent incursions? STUART SMITH to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What announcements has she made on support for cultural facilities through the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund? MICHAEL WOOD to the Minister of Transport: Does he think after nine years of a National-led Government that traffic congestion in Auckland is getting better or worse when the TomTom index shows that Auckland now has more traffic congestion than Hong Kong, and that congestion has almost doubled since 2014?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170802-1402-question_time_for_2_august_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 1 August 2017

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:05:00 +1200

JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement on the housing crisis that “I wouldn’t call it a crisis. We have strong demand, we have an uplift in prices – these are good problems to have actually”? MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on confidence in New Zealand’s economy? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, why? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What was the annual average ordinary-time hourly earnings increase over the last year, and what percentage of workers received pay rises of less than 2 percent last year, according to Statistics New Zealand? TODD MULLER to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on funding for children at risk of educational under-achievement due to disadvantage? METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Ka tū ia i runga i te mana o āna kaupapa here katoa? Translation: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies? CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: What criteria will be used to calculate the Risk Index that will “better target funding to schools with children and young people most at risk of not achieving due to disadvantage”? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how? BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Economic Development: What recent reports has he received on the contribution of the IT services sector to the economy? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he have confidence in the Director-General of Health? CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Education: How will the Government collect Risk Index data for education funding and how will the ministry ensure that data is up to date, given families needing to move often because of the housing crisis? SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Small Business: What recent reports has she received regarding small business confidence in their future?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170801-1405-question_time_for_1_august_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 27 July 2017

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:03:00 +1200

SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealand’s trade exports? EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Land Information: Has he asked Land Information New Zealand to withdraw the 997-hectare Riversdale Flats from the proposed sale of Mt White Station pastoral lease; if not, why not? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Will she confirm that as of 30 June the Government has only delivered 323 of the additional 1,400 emergency beds they promised at the start of November last year? STUART SMITH to the Minister of Transport: What update can he provide on the reinstatement of State Highway 1 following the Kaikōura earthquakes? STEFFAN BROWNING to the Minister for the Environment: Does he have confidence in the Environmental Protection Authority’s review of glyphosate? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he support the establishment of a cross-agency working group with Canterbury District Health Board on their finances, funding, and facilities? DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No. 6 on 6 June regarding intraoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Immigration: What recent announcements has he made in relation to immigration settings? Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: Does he believe that the signing of the Pare Hauraki Collective Settlement with the inclusion of redress disputed by Tauranga Moana iwi is a breach of Te Tiriti o Waitangi? CHRIS BISHOP to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements have the Government made on school property in the Wellington region? PITA PARAONE to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, why? JENNY SALESA to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that the Government is doing all that it can to ensure an adequate supply of teachers, particularly in Auckland?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170727-1403-question_time_for_27_july_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 26 July 2017

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:04:00 +1200

JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement yesterday that the Ministry of Social Development Household Incomes report shows “both lower and higher income households are getting the benefit of a strong and growing economy”; if so, does that statement take into account rising housing costs? CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealanders’ rising incomes? METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Social Development: How many people on benefits are currently homeless? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she agree with the Prime Minister’s statement about the Government spending $140,000 a day on putting homeless people into motels “I don’t know why people are complaining about this”? STUART SMITH to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What announcements has she made about changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Social Development: What announcements has she made recently regarding support for young people who are not in education, employment, or training? KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he stand by all his statements? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the Government has invested $77.8 million into the roll-out of the national bowel screening programme to date, and that the first eligible residents are now being invited to take part? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Can he confirm that the business case for the Third Main Rail Line in Auckland says completing this project will take 400 heavy vehicles off the road each week, reduce travel times for five million rail passengers, and save 300 hours for freight services each year? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement in regards to elective surgeries, “we’ve been very transparent around the targets we are hitting those targets”? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Building and Construction: How many additional homes will be brought forward, and in what areas, as a consequence of the Government’s support for councils through the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund? Questions to Members CARMEL SEPULONI to the Member in charge of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2): What indications of support has he received for the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2)? CARMEL SEPULONI to the Member in charge of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2): What are the main objectives of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2)?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170726-1404-question_time_for_26_july_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 25 July 2017

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:10:00 +1200

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence that his housing and social Ministers have homelessness under control, given the number of grants for emergency housing has almost hit 30,000 in nine months, when only 1,400 were expected for the whole year? ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government helping councils increase housing supply? MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Transport: Will he be committing any more resources to State Highway 35 over and above what was announced yesterday that would enable other road upgrades, and not just toilets and rest stops? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Why is it a higher priority for him to cut taxes for members of Parliament than it is to invest more money than is in Budget 2017 into health, housing, or education, or to immediately restart contributions to the New Zealand Super Fund? JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received regarding household incomes? SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by his decision not to order an inquiry into the treatment of Ministry of Transport whistleblowers who were made redundant in a restructuring influenced by convicted fraudster Joanne Harrison, when I asked him to do so on March 16, 2017? MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What recent announcements has he made about the Government’s Regional Research Institutes initiative? METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Social Development: Does she believe that the Ministry of Social Development has a responsibility to treat unemployed people, sole parents, and people with disabilities with respect and dignity, and ensure every person on a benefit has all the support they are entitled to? CHRIS HIPKINS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of the statements that he has made, or have been made on his behalf, in this House regarding the Todd Barclay case? Hon JO GOODHEW to the Minister of Civil Defence: What reports has he received on the impact of severe weather conditions across parts of Otago and Canterbury? FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister of Finance and the Minister for Economic Development; if so, how?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170725-1410-question_time_for_25_july_2017-128.mp3