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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:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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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




Question Time for 6 July 2017

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:04:00 +1200

METIRIA TUREI to the Associate Minister of Health: Tokohia ngā tāngata i inu wai nā te e coli i paihana, i ngā rā atu i te tahi o Hōngongoi, tau rua mano tekau mā rima, ki te toru tekau o Pipiri, tau rua mano tekau mā ono? Translation: How many people’s drinking water was contaminated with e coli between 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016? MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Crown’s financial performance? JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Why has he as Prime Minister rejected calls from the Human Rights Commission, victims, and members of the public to conduct a full inquiry into historic abuse in State care? BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent announcements has she made regarding social housing in Wellington? RON MARK to the Prime Minister: In so far as there is prime ministerial responsibility, with all the statements he has made on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue, has he checked all the facts? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Associate Minister of Health: Has she received a letter dated 5 May from five district health boards to the Ministry of Health entitled “Critical under-resourcing in Regional Intellectual Disability Secure Care”; if not, would she be surprised to find it contains a warning that the Ministry of Health’s “failure to ensure adequate capacity within the sector is such that there is now a serious and in some areas imminent risk of harm to those individuals unable to access the appropriate care, as well as to service providers and their staff”? TODD MULLER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: How is the Government supporting Pacific labour mobility? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Prime Minister: Why did he say that prisons are a “moral and fiscal failure”? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he agree with the Auckland Council chief economist that an Auckland housing shortfall of almost 50,000 by 2023 is a conservative estimate? ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister for Primary Industries: How is the Government supporting red-meat farmers to extract better value out of their produce? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Associate Minister of Finance: Does she have confidence in the trustees of the Community Trust of Southland? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has he made following Budget 2017 in regards to increasing capacity at Auckland schools?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170706-1404-question_time_for_6_july_2017-128.mp3







Question Time for 4 July 2017

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:04:00 +1200

JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the level of confidence in the New Zealand economy? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Has he asked his housing Ministers for a report of how many affordable houses have been built in the Auckland Special Housing Areas; if not, why not? RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Before making a statement on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue, does he check all the facts? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the statement, “New Zealand’s productivity story is continuing to worsen, relative to our previous history and relative to Australia and our major trading partners”; if not, what specifically in that statement does he disagree with? CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent announcements has she made regarding social housing in the Hutt Valley? METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Building and Construction: E hia ngā whare ka taea te hoko, kua waihangatia i ngā Takiwā Waihanga Whare Motuhake, o Tāmaki-makau-rau? Translation: How many affordable homes have been built in Auckland’s Special Housing Areas? KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he agree with Te Matapihi, the national Māori housing organisation, that nine years of inaction by his Government is the reason for a huge decline in Māori and Pasifika homeownership; if so, what does he think this says about his Māori housing initiatives? Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on digital fluency in schools? EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: By how much has annual funding for the Environmental Legal Assistance Fund been cut since 2013/14? NUK KORAKO to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration: What announcements has she made regarding the Christchurch Cathedral? RON MARK to the Minister of Health: Is he concerned about the Government’s ability to meet New Zealanders’ need for specialist appointments; if not, why not? 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?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/parl/parl-20170704-1404-question_time_for_4_july_2017-128.mp3




Question Time for 29 June 2017

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:03:00 +1200

PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he agree with Mainfreight founder and Chairman Bruce Plested that housing is a “social disgrace”, that the market cannot sort out this problem, and that real leadership and intestinal fortitude is needed now? JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on real after-tax wages rising in New Zealand? CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Will she apologise on behalf of the Government for the flawed handling of the Canterbury school mergers and closures after the 2011 earthquakes; if not, why not? ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for Building and Construction: What progress has the Government made in improving the tenancy laws and guidance for dealing with the problem of methamphetamine testing and contamination? CARMEL SEPULONI to the Associate Minister for Social Housing: What motels has the Government purchased in response to the increased emergency housing demand, and how much has this cost? RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue even if facts known to him make doing so extraordinarily difficult? MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Corrections: How is Budget 2017 investing in rehabilitation and reintegration outcomes for offenders? Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Local Government: Does she agree with the Prime Minister’s answer yesterday that drinking-water contamination in Havelock North was “about local government performance and overseeing ratepayer-funded assets whose purpose is to deliver clean and healthy water to its local people. The extensive inquiry into that incident was warranted by widespread illness in the area ... it is about local body performance in overseeing their clean water system”? BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Local Government: What recent announcements has she made regarding Wellington’s resilience to natural hazards? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Will the Government start building rail to the airport sooner if Auckland hosts the next America’s Cup regatta or will Aucklanders still have to wait 30 years? STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she have any concerns about any of the results of the New Zealand Police Workplace Survey 2017; if so, what in particular? ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has he made to improve school infrastructure in the Wairarapa?


Media Files:
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Question Time for 28 June 2017

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:02:00 +1200

IAN MCKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of the rural economy? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Have he or any of his Ministers ever deviated from the ministerial standards he expects, in order to maintain the House’s confidence in the Government? SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Health: What work is being undertaken to ensure that from 1 July 2017, 55,000 care and support workers will begin to be paid their share of the $2 billion pay equity settlement announced earlier this year? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he recall his statement, “I’m sure we’ll talk about tax policy again between now and the election but we’ll deal with that at the time”; if so, were the Prime Minister’s “hints” of further tax cuts in the weekend what he was referring to? JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Why did he say that “we accept there is growing public concern” over bottling and exporting water for profit, and when will he address that concern by putting a charge on water bottling? RON MARK to the Prime Minister: In his Prime Ministerial capacity, does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue; if so, how does he do that? KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Is he satisfied that all Vote Māori Development initiatives were adequately funded and planned in Budget 2017? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: How is the Government supporting the primary sector to grow sustainably through science? TRACEY MARTIN to the Prime Minister: In his Prime Ministerial capacity, does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue even if facts known to him make doing so extraordinarily difficult; if so, how? CARMEL SEPULONI to the Associate Minister for Social Housing: Is the demand for New Zealanders seeking emergency accommodation increasing or decreasing? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister for Disability Issues: What announcements has she made regarding improved access to written materials for blind, visually impaired, and otherwise print- disabled New Zealanders? Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he support the negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention currently under way in New York, which would result in States parties agreeing to prohibit the manufacture, possession, and use of nuclear weapons; if not, why not?


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Question Time for 27 June 2017

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:20:00 +1200

Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue; if so, how does he do that? Melissa Lee to the Minister of Finance: What feedback has he received from the public and businesses on Budget 2017? Andrew Little to the Prime Minister: Have all the answers given by him and given on his behalf to questions in this House regarding Todd Barclay been fully accurate and complete? David Seymour to the Minister for Food Safety: What is the cost to restaurants of a bespoke custom Food Control Plan for a burger in time and money? Stuart Smith to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding market access for bovine blood products? Grant Robertson to the Minister of Finance: Is the New Zealand economy delivering for all New Zealanders, in particular the 41,000 who are homeless, the 533,000 who could not afford to go to the doctor last year, or the 90,000 young people not in employment, education, or training? Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi to the Associate Minister of Justice: What announcements have been made as part of Budget 2017 about the Government’s investment to reduce youth crime? Metiria Turei to the Minister for the Environment: Tū ai a ia i runga i te mana o tana kōrero, “there is a real fairness problem with charging bottled water for export”?Translation: Does he stand by his statement that “there is a real fairness problem with charging bottled water for export”? Phil Twyford to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he think the number of sales to first home buyers in Auckland falling to the lowest level in 12 years is a “problem of success”? Dr Shane Reti to the Associate Minister of Health: What announcements has she made regarding the Pacific Health Scholarships? Marama Davidson to the Minister of Education: Tū ai a ia i runga i te mana o tana kōrero, “we have some real issues in terms of the workforce around te reo”, ā, he mea tērā “looking at” e ia, nā, ka whakaūngia e Te Minita te tukunga o tētahi mahere e mea ana, ka pēhea tā Te Kāwanatanga whakawhanake i te raukaha o te opemahi ki te whakaako i Te Reo Māori ki roto i ngā kura? Translation: Does she stand by her statement that “we have some real issues in terms of the workforce around te reo” and that it was something she would be “looking at”; if so, will the she commit to releasing a plan on how the Government will develop workforce capacity for teaching te reo Māori in schools? Stuart Nash to the Minister of Police: Does she believe her Government has to accept any responsibility for the fact that almost 60 percent of Police staff do not believe New Zealand Police delivers on the promises it makes to the public; if not, why not?


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Question Time for 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:03:00 +1200

JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Police: Under what circumstances is she briefed by police under the long standing “no surprises” policy? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his actions; if so, how? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Finance: How is this Government’s $32.5 billion investment in infrastructure helping New Zealand’s economy? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in the House yesterday, “the statements made to me regarding this were reported to the relevant party official – that is on the record – and then to the police. It is a weird world when the Labour Party says that reporting a matter to the police is a cover-up”? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: On what date was the most recent cost-benefit analysis for the East-West Link project published and what were the project’s total estimated costs and total estimated benefits in that analysis? SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How does Budget 2017 investment in international education support economic growth? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Why did his ministry release the Housing Affordability Measure two days after the Reserve Bank advised that it was based on the wrong mortgage interest rate? RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?   ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has he made following Budget 2017 on school property? Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Prime Minister: Has he spoken to the responsible Ministers to ensure that no information regarding the Pike River tragedy is being withheld from families? MELISSA LEE to the Associate Minister for the Environment: What recent announcements has he made about the Government’s Waste Minimisation Fund? MARAMA FOX to the Minister for Infrastructure: How much of the $11 billion infrastructure fund announced in Budget 2017 will go towards improving infrastructure on the East Coast?


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Question Time for 21 June 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:01:00 +1200

JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Police: Has she, or the former Minister of Police, been briefed by Police about any political interference or obstruction of justice in the Police investigation into allegations that MP Todd Barclay recorded a private conversation at his electorate office; if so, when? JONO NAYLOR to the Minister of Finance: How did Budget 2017 support social investment initiatives? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his answers during Oral Question No. 2 yesterday? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements even if facts known to him make doing so extraordinarily difficult; if so, how? Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Transport: How many people were involved in the construction of the Waterview tunnels in Auckland? JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Children: Is it acceptable that New Zealand has been ranked 34th out of 41 high-income OECD countries for child well-being in the UNICEF report – Building the Future: Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Before making a statement, does he check all the facts; if not, why not? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on the positive outlook for primary sector exports? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the OECD report on New Zealand that labour productivity is well below leading OECD countries, restraining living standards and well-being? ANDREW BAYLY to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made following Budget 2017 on school property in Auckland? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Has a recent review of the ministry been undertaken by Paula Rebstock; if so, what were its findings? PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Statistics: What recent announcements has he made on open data?


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Question Time for 20 June 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:04:00 +1200

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on growth in New Zealand’s economy? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he believe that the moral standards he sets as Prime Minister are high enough? JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies? KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Revenue: What is the Government doing to make tax simpler for individuals? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Why did he allow slum boarding houses like 43 Church St Otahuhu and 454 Great North Road Grey Lynn to be operated year after year, housing tenants in unsafe and unsanitary conditions, before finally sending in the inspectors? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Before making a statement, does he check the facts; if not, why not? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister for Infrastructure: How will the new $1.4 billion Waterview tunnel improve Auckland’s transport network? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he have confidence in the Director-General of Health? JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by the Deputy Prime Minister’s statement in relation to child poverty that “I do question some of the data and the way that they’ve collected that”; if so, was she disputing all of the conclusions in the UNICEF report? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for the Environment: Why did he join legal proceedings last year over the $1.2 billion Three Kings development, and can this housing project now proceed? POTO WILLIAMS to the Minister for Disability Issues: Why did she say that she would rather be out on the Harbour than meeting with disability advocacy groups?


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Question Time for 8 June 2017

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:13:00 +1200

PHIL TWYFORD to the Prime Minister: Did he as Minister of Finance in 2010 tell Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army that Auckland faced a looming housing crisis; if so, why? CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with Radio NZ that “fresh water is shaping up to be one of this year’s critical election issues”? MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Finance: How much is the Government planning to spend on infrastructure over the next four years? DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “When the quake happened, the Government immediately moved to provide support to the affected towns, with the earthquake job subsidy, primary sector and tourism support packages, extra housing assistance through MSD, additional health sector support, and grants to help with the restoration of important local infrastructure, including the Kaikoura Harbour”; if so, why then are Kaikoura residents and businesses unhappy with the level of Government support? IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Tourism: What announcements has she made about further tourism infrastructure support for the regions? CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Housing: Is she concerned that the Ministry of Social Development recommends boarding houses as a form of temporary accommodation, given recent reports on the slum-like conditions people are living in? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Associate Minister of Health: Does he stand by his reported statements that the current drug law doesn’t really work that well, and that cannabis should be regulated under the Psychoactive Substances Act; if not, why not? ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What announcements has he recently make regarding New Zealand’s continued presence in Antarctica? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Did he take a specific package of new initiatives for mental health and addiction services for Budget 2017 to a Cabinet committee before 31 March this year? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding funding to help people move off benefits and into work? STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Why did the Government provide 285 fewer sworn police and $167 million less funding than Police themselves said they needed to “change the trajectory of rising crime”? RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements regarding Police resourcing; if so, why?


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Question Time for 7 June 2017

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 14:05:00 +1200

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he still have confidence in all his Ministers; if so, why? JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the success of New Zealand’s exporters? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Has his Government done all it needs to for Auckland, given schools are struggling to find teachers who can afford the city’s housing costs, congestion is the worst in Australasia, and people are living in squalid illegal boarding houses? JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Conservation? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Health: What will the $888 million invested into Vote Health in Budget 2017, the biggest increase in 11 years, deliver for New Zealanders? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he stand by his statement that this is a “golden era” for the building industry; if so, why? MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does she agree that New Zealand has a special responsibility to provide leadership on climate change in support of our Pacific Island neighbours, whose very existence is threatened by it and who have done almost nothing to cause the problem? Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What extra help for children with additional learning needs was provided in Budget 2017? DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Children: Does she have confidence in the accuracy of the assurances in each letter she has signed and provided to the public and members of Parliament regarding individual cases of care and protection of children? IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Primary Industries: How is the Government supporting the transparency and management of our fisheries through Budget 2017? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement, “there is always financial pressure in the health sector, that’s nothing new”?


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Question Time for 6 June 2017

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:19:00 +1200

MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Government’s fiscal position? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he stand by his statement that this is a “golden era” for the building industry; if so, why? JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: What, if anything, has he said to United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement? CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: How many schools throughout New Zealand has the Ministry of Education identified as being over capacity or at risk of overcrowding? KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Police: What is the Government doing to prevent offending in Counties Manukau? DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Health: Has he seen the TARGIT study of 3,451 women in 11 countries with breast cancer, which found that intraoperative radiotherapy has similar survival and recurrence rates, and significantly fewer mortalities from other complications after 5 years than external beam radiotherapy, and what progress is being made introducing intraoperative radiotherapy into the New Zealand Public Health Service? TODD MULLER to the Minister of Defence: What announcements have been made as a part of Budget 2017 about the Government’s investment in defence? CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he agree that due to the housing crisis some boarding house landlords are exploiting vulnerable New Zealanders? EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Will she release updated guidance before this year’s general election on the extent of sea-level rise which local authorities should plan for? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that the wish-list figure for district health boards to meet their total cost pressures is “round the amount of the allocation plus about 1 percent of the baseline”, and what is the total cost pressure including wage, demographic, and inflation for all district health boards in dollars for 2017/18? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he still have confidence in all his Ministers; if so, why? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Disability Issues: What recent Budget announcements has the Government made regarding investment into disability support services?


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Question Time for 1 June 2017

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:02:00 +1200

METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Social Housing: Can she guarantee that all 3,422 people on the Priority A Housing Register who urgently need a place to live will be housed within a month; if not, why not? DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Police: What does she believe is the cause of the recent increase of violent robberies of dairies? JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister of Health in light of the Office of the Auditor-General report on mental health; if so, why? BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the prospects of the New Zealand economy? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement in response to statements his Budget was not visionary, “Well, no, I don’t even know why people would ever, sort of like what’s innovative, what’s visionary”? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent Budget announcements has the Government made regarding investment in irrigation? PHIL TWYFORD to the Associate Minister for Social Housing: How many extra emergency housing places available to take referrals have been delivered over and above the 737 he reported for March 2017, if any? DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she stand by all her statements? MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What support does Budget 2017 provide for New Zealand’s arts, culture and heritage? JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Will she apologise to a young woman, who had a child conceived through rape, whose benefit was reduced for years because she didn’t want to name the father? ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: How does Budget 2017 invest in the financial capabilities of young New Zealanders? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: How many more New Zealanders are accessing district health board mental health and addiction services nationally now than in 2007/08, expressed as a percentage increase; and what is the corresponding percentage growth in funding for mental health and addiction services over the same time period?


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Question Time for 31 May 2017

Wed, 31 May 2017 14:02:00 +1200

ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Did the Minister of Finance tell him that Budget 2017 invests less in new initiatives for health, education, housing, and police combined than it spends on tax cuts? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Will he tell New Zealanders the true state of this country’s economy; if not, why not? TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government’s economic plan delivering for New Zealanders? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Why does Budget 2017 invest less in new initiatives for health, education, housing, and police combined than it spends on tax cuts? JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What investment is the Government making into New Zealand’s state highway network over the next four years through Budget 2017? JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: Why did he not mention climate change once in his Budget speech? MARAMA FOX to the Minister for Children: Will she support a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the institutional abuse of children, and if not, why not, given calls from organisations and members of the public? TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Education: What investment is the Government making in school property in Budget 2017? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: What is the minimum number of new affordable houses which will be delivered as part of the Crown Land and Building programme she announced on 16 May 2017 and how is affordable defined? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How does Budget 2017 investment in science and innovation support a growing economy? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his office’s statement that the $644.8 million calculated by the Ministry of Health as the amount needed by DHBs to meet their total cost pressures this year was a “wish list” figure and is that why they only received $400 million for cost pressures? METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Conservation: E hia ā tātau momo manu kei te noho tino mōrearea, e ai ki Te Kaitiaki Taiao a Te Whare Pāremata?Translation: How many of our bird species are in serious trouble, according to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment?


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Question Time for 30 May 2017

Tue, 30 May 2017 14:06:00 +1200

NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: How will the Family Incomes Package in Budget 2017 help families get ahead financially? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Did the Minister of Finance tell him that last week’s Budget cut elective surgery funding by $10 million, means the average early childhood centre effectively loses $15,000, and provides new Crown land funding for only 1,200 houses? JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s decisions? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that Budget 2017 will invest an extra $3.9 billion over four years into Vote Health, taking the total health investment to $16.77 billion in 2017/18? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements on the health of the New Zealand economy? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “I just don’t think of the Budget in terms of the election cycle”? SARAH DOWIE to the Minister responsible for Social Investment: How does Budget 17 support a social investment approach to Justice? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she believe an increase in the accommodation supplement will help to reduce the rate of rent or house price increases? JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Children: What recent announcements has she made regarding funding to support vulnerable children and young people? CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: What was the change in real terms in total annual Government funding per full-time equivalent child in early childhood education between 2009/10 and 2014/15 according to the data posted on the Education Counts website? Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does she agree that countries need to work together to combat dangerous climate change; if so, will her Government convey that view to the President of the United States this week? ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Revenue: What improvements is the Government making to New Zealand’s tax system?


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