Parliament - Question Time

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  • Question Time for 10 December 2014 ( 58′ 35″ )

    1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with the OECD that "when income inequality rises, economic growth falls"?
    2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with yesterday's OECD report that "focusing exclusively on growth and assuming that its benefits will automatically trickle down to the different segments of the population may undermine growth in the long run"; if not, why not?
    3. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Finance: What progress has the Government made in delivering on its economic objectives for 2014?
    4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What impact will Fonterra's revised forecast payout have on the Government's 2014/15 surplus?
    5. RON MARK to the Minister of Defence: Does he stand by all his statements regarding a potential deployment of combat troops to Iraq?
    6. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: What progress has the Government made in 2014 towards its vision for the rebuild of Christchurch?
    7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: When did he last discuss the sale of state housing stock with Cabinet or a Cabinet Committee?
    8. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Health: What improvements to cancer care are expected as a result of the New Zealand Cancer Plan 2015-18?
    9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Conservation: Did she raise any concerns with the Minister of Energy and Resources about the potential impacts on the Māui dolphin, a critically endangered species, of granting an oil and gas exploration permit in their habitat, including in a marine mammal sanctuary?
    10. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister for Economic Development: Is he concerned at the scale of corporate welfare in New Zealand under this Government; if not, why not?
    11. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Police: Does he know whether or not the allegations in Matt Nippert's 31 August 2014 article in the Sunday Star-Times that Cameron Slater and Carrick Graham were paid to undermine the Serious Fraud Office are correct?
    12. Dr SHANE RETI to the Mini
  • Question Time for 9 December 2014 ( 47′ 36″ )

    1. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received about the stability of New Zealand's financial system?
    2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in Treasury's economic projections?
    3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that Iain Rennie made a "serious miscalculation" over the handling of a sexual harassment complaint against former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority boss Roger Sutton?
    4. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made about progress in the Government's $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative?
    5. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that he is not going to do "anything sort of random and unpredictable with government spending" in order to get to surplus in 2014/15?
    7. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received on the progress of improving New Zealanders' skills and employment?
    8. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Corrections: Does he agree with all the findings of the Summary of the review of the failure to return from temporary release of prisoner Phillip Smith?
    9. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Health: What response has the Government received to its call for volunteers to help combat Ebola in affected countries?
    10. TRACEY MARTIN to the Associate Minister of Education: What reports has she received about Hato Petera College buildings and property?
    11. NUK KORAKO to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: What reports has he received about international recognition for the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan's Blueprint?
    12. KRIS FAAFOI to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: Does he have confidence in his Ministry?
  • Question Time for 4 December 2014 ( 56′ 02″ )

    1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Defence: Has the Government given instructions to the Defence Force to begin preparations for deployment to the Middle East against ISIS?
    2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: How many days passed between his 6 November press release stating that Health Benefits Limited was making "good progress" and his announcement that HBL would be wound down?
    3. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government's economic plan helping New Zealand families?
    4. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by his statement "I am open to having more information on overseas ownership, but I do not favour a register"; if so, why?
    5. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What reports has she received about support for Investing in Educational Success from the secondary sector?
    6. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Why did he ask the Ministry of Health to review the minutes of the Health Promotion Agency regarding Katherine Rich's conduct when the Ministry of Health is not the agency responsible for determining whether board members have acted appropriately at meetings?
    7. RON MARK to the Minister of Local Government: Does she have confidence in the Local Government Commission?
    8. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What update can he give on new data acquisition projects to support geological prospectivity signalled in Budget 2014?
    9. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Defence: How many New Zealand Defence Force personnel have begun training and preparation for deployment to Iraq, and when was he first advised that training had begun?
    10. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on initiatives to help attract young people into the primary sector?
    11. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister for Māori Development: What concerns regarding the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill have led to the announcement that a Māori Language Advisory Group is required to provide independent advice to him while the bill is being considered by the Māori Affairs Committee?
    12. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Is he doing enough to prevent problem gambling and ensure gambling venues comply with their host responsibility requirements given an Internal Affairs mystery shopper campaign found that 101 out of 102 venues failed a test regarding host responsibility?
  • Question Time for 3 December 2014 ( 1h 0′ 36″ )

    1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the "100 years commemoration of Gallipoli" could be "one argument" for a joint ANZAC force to be deployed in the fight against ISIS?
    2. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealand's economic performance and particularly the outlook for growth over the next few years?
    3. RON MARK to the Minister of Defence: Has the Government given instructions to the Defence Force to begin preparations for deployment to the Middle East; if so, when were those instructions first given?
    4. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What update can he give on energy resources development in the Taranaki region?
    5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What impact would a Fonterra pay-out of below $4 per kilogram of milk solids have on the economy and the Government's surplus target?
    6. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Trade: What progress has the Government made in opening up overseas markets for New Zealand exporters?
    7. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Prime Minister: Did Jason Ede provide "Mr Slater with draft blog posts" regarding NZSIS information?
    8. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    9. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Revenue: What information has he received about the Government's action against tax fraud?
    10. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she agree with the Prime Minister's statement that "If those partnership schools don't succeed the Government will be just as quick to close them down as we have been to establish them"?
    11. MOJO MATHERS to the Minister of Broadcasting: Will she consider using regulation to increase New Zealand's level of captioning for free to air television, given that all of Europe has regulations in place for captioning; if not, why not?
    12. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he received on the number of Honorary Fishery Officers leading into the summer fishing period?

    Questions to Members

    1. EUGENIE SAGE to the Member in charge of the Register of Pecuniary Interests of Judges Bill: Is it necessary for New Zealand to legislate for the adoption of a Register of Pecuniary Interests for the judiciary; if so, why?
    2. DENISE ROCHE to the Member in charge of the Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill: What select committee has she nominated for the Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill?
    3. DENISE ROCHE to the Member in charge of the Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill: What recent evidence, if any, has she received that supports her Bill?
    4. POTO WILLIAMS to the Member in charge of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill: Does she intend to continue with the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill; if so why?
    5. MEKA WHAITIRI to the Member in charge of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill: What support has she seen for continuing with the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill?
  • Question Time for 2 December 2014 ( 52′ 40″ )

    1. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received showing New Zealand households are using rising incomes to save more and pay down debt faster?
    2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: How many of the 46 journalists currently holding full Press Gallery accreditation had he advised of his new cellphone number by the end of October, after his number was changed following the Whaledump document release?
    3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by any of his statements last week about the Gwyn report and about his relationship with Cameron Slater?
    4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    5. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received on the importance of skilled workers in ensuring the New Zealand economy continues to grow?
    6. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: Does he agree with his statement on state houses "one-third of these houses are in the wrong place or are the wrong size"?
    7. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Building and Housing: What does the latest building consents data and National Construction Pipeline report show about the increased level of residential activity over the past year, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch?
    8. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by all his statements in relation to the Nutrient Management Tool, OVERSEER?
    9. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all his statements from Question Time on Wednesday, 26 November?
    10. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Does she agree with paediatrician, Professor Innes Asher, who is calling on the Government to "lift incomes for those in paid work and those supported by the income support benefits"?
    11. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding responsible lending?
    12. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: By what percentage have child poverty levels changed since the Government took office, based on the constant value, below 60 percent of median incomes, and after housing cost measures included in the Ministry of Social Development's report on household incomes?
  • Question Time for 27 November 2014 ( 1h 2′ 12″ )

    1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: How many times this year, and on what dates has he had communications with Cameron Slater?
    2. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What progress has been made towards meeting the Treasury's Budget forecasts for job growth in the economy over recent years?
    3. MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Local Government: He aha ngā kōwhiringa hou kua tirotirohia e ia kia nui ake ai ngā māngai o te tangata whenua i runga Kaunihera ā-Takiwā, Kaunihera ā-Hau Kāinga?
      • Translation: What initiatives has she investigated to increase tangata whenua representation on local and district councils?
    4. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on increasing air services links between New Zealand and China?
    5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What are the "other options" that the Prime Minister referred to in order to reach his Government's surplus target for 2014/15, and do they include cutting funding for any existing programmes?
    6. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received on the progress of the Government's whiteware and optical programmes for beneficiaries and low-income New Zealanders?
    7. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Does he agree with the findings of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security's inquiry into release of NZSIS information to Cameron Slater?
    8. DAVID SHEARER to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Is he satisfied that the timeframe for submissions on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill allows sufficient time for public input?
    9. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made about partnering with sports codes to improve the education of young people and families?
    10. KRIS FAAFOI to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all his statements?
    11. RON MARK to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all of his statements in the House yesterday?
    12. SARAH DOWIE to the Associate Minister of Transport: How will the changes from 1 December, lowering the adult drink-driving limits, improve road safety?

    Questions to Members

    1. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee: Will he consider extending the time period for submissions on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill given public submissions close today; if not, why not?
  • Question Time for 26 November 2014 ( 48′ 55″ )

    1. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received about the latest trends in savings levels by New Zealand households?
    2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that parts of the Gwyn Report are "highly contested"; if so, which parts are contested and by whom?
    3. NUK KORAKO to the Minister for Social Housing: What progress is Housing New Zealand making on rebuilding and repairing properties damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes?
    4. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with Judith Collins that Cameron Slater "manufactured a story and he wanted to believe it" and the findings of the Chisholm Inquiry that Cameron Slater is "prone to exaggeration"?
    5. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on progress on the National Health Targets?
    6. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    7. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Corrections: Does he have confidence in his department's management of Phillip Smith?
    8. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister for Communications: What recent reports has she received on the number of end users able to connect to the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiative?
    9. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries: How much will it cost to make the nutrient management tool, Overseer, fully fit for purpose across all agricultural land users in New Zealand?
    10. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Veterans' Affairs: What progress is being made in preparation for Gallipoli 2015 commemorations?
    11. KRIS FAAFOI to the Minister of State Services: Has she discussed with State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie why he organised a press conference to announce the departure of the CERA Chief Executive Roger Sutton; if so, what was his response?
    12. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Does he agree with Nigel Hampton QC, who acted for several of the victims of the collapse of the CTV building, who said "One is forced to the conclusion that in New Zealand, the ability to determine responsibility and accountability in any search and rescue response is directly related to the political will and motivation at cabinet and governmental level."; if not, why not?
  • Question Time for 25 November 2014 ( 56′ 39″ )

    1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    2. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received confirming the economy is continuing to grow and that this growth is supporting more jobs and higher incomes?
    3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement regarding the release of NZSIS documents to Cameron Slater that "The basic claim that somehow my office was either pressuring the system, speeding up the process, injecting itself in the process, all of that is flatly incorrect, the inspector when she goes and does her work and looks at it, will, I'm totally confident demonstrate that"?
    4. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Trade: What progress has been made on negotiations towards a free-trade agreement with South Korea?
    5. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he take responsibility for his office staff passing on information obtained from the NZSIS to Cameron Slater in 2011 for political purposes?
    6. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How is the Government encouraging more Kiwis to return home, to provide skills for New Zealand businesses and contribute to economic growth?
    7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in regard to the book Dirty Politics that "They're based on one perspective and probably a bit out of context and with a whole bunch of assumptions that either aren't correct or are made up, and now can't be backed up."?
    8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement with regard to the 2014/15 surplus target that "we will achieve one"?
    9. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What recent reports has he received on the Government's Accelerated Regional Roading Package?
    10. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Does he have confidence in the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service?
    11. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Justice: What steps has she taken towards improving the trial and pre-trial experience for victims of sexual violence?
    12. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is he confident that employers' obligations under the Wages Protection Act 1983 are being complied with in light of recent reports of workers' pay being docked to recover the cost of theft by customers at service stations and supermarkets?
  • Question Time for 6 November 2014 ( 59′ 19″ )

    1. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on job growth in the New Zealand economy?
    2. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by his statement on the National Construction Pipeline report on residential construction that "in Auckland it equates to about 30,000 houses over the course of the three years"?
    3. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Is solar energy part of his plan to reach the "ambitious but achievable target of 90 percent of electricity generation from renewables by 2025"?
    4. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister of Conservation: Does she stand by all her statements?
    5. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister for Social Development: What impact has the Government's KickStart Breakfast programme had on improving the lives of New Zealand kids?
    6. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: When he says "I am ruling out New Zealand sending SAS or any troops into combat roles in Iraq", for how long can New Zealanders rely on him to stick to this guarantee?
    7. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding financial markets?
    8. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "Should New Zealand military personnel be deployed in Iraq, they would be behind the wire and limited to training local forces in order to counter ISIL and legitimately protect innocent people"; if so, why?
    9. Su'a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: Does he stand by his statement "that Pacific people are attaining success and achievement under this Government"?
    10. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: How does the Government plan to support the Cricket World Cup?
    11. RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he stand by his statement "I am also determined that we uphold the momentum and the priority of some key strategic statements established by my predecessors"?
    12. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister for Food Safety: What recent announcements have been made regarding the recommendations from the Government Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate Incident?
  • Question Time for 5 November 2014 ( 50′ 22″ )

    1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    2. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    3. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on whether recent economic growth is creating capacity and inflation pressures within the economy?
    4. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Finance: Why did he claim yesterday that exports as a percentage of GDP were 33 percent and rising when Hon Steven Joyce reportedly stated on 20 October that there has been a lack of progress in the past three years?
    5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Is his Government committed to evidence-based policy making?
    6. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Health: Has he received any reports on access to medicines?
    7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she agree with the Dominion Post that "The Government's social-housing plan is unclear not only in its details but in its fundamental aims,"; if not, what are the Government's plans and fundamental aims?
    8. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made about improving internet access in schools?
    9. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Has he asked Health Promotion Agency Board member Katherine Rich whether she ever used the services of public relations adviser Carrick Graham to write attacks on public health advocates and researchers which were published on the Whale Oil blog; if not, why not?
    10. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his promise with regards to the families of the Pike River tragedy to do "everything we practically could to get the bodies of the victims out"?
    11. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Customs: What reports has she received regarding the number of people using the border clearing technology SmartGate?
    12. MEKA WHAITIRI to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he stand by his statement on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2014 report "We will use the findings from these reports to help develop policies and to take action to mitigate our greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the effects of climate change"?

    Questions to members

    1. POTO WILLIAMS to the Member responsible for the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill: Why did she draft the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill?

  • Question Time for 4 November 2014 ( 53′ 26″ )

    1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Is he committed to an open and transparent Government on issues where New Zealand may soon be involved in conflict in the Middle East?
    2. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What Budget approach is the Government taking to ensure that New Zealanders in genuine need receive targeted and effective support through public services?
    3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "Well if we were selling Housing New Zealand the corporation or 25 percent or 49 percent, yes that would be an asset sale"?
    4. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What recent investment has the Government made in high-quality investigator-led research?
    5. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Finance: Based on Treasury's PREFU forecasts, how much faster will exports have to grow relative to the rest of the economy from the March 2016 year to 2025 to achieve the Government's 40 percent export target?
    6. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    7. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Communications: What recent reports has she received on the use of broadband internet by New Zealanders?
    8. KRIS FAAFOI to the Minister responsible for HNZC: How many Housing New Zealand properties along Esk Place and Hazard Grove in Porirua will be demolished and sold; and is he aware of any other planned Housing New Zealand sales in the Porirua area?
    9. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Corrections: How is the Department of Corrections working to meet the Government's Better Public Services target of reducing re-offending by 25 percent by 2017?
    10. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister for ACC: What is ACC's latest estimate of fraud occurring within the scheme, and what percentage of this fraud is being detected?
    11. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Prime Minister: When he said "someone told me" in an answer to Oral Question 12 on 29 October 2014 regarding the transfer of information from himself in his capacity as party leader to himself as Prime Minister, who was that person?
    12. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What update can he give on Government-funded renewable energy initiatives?
  • Question Time for 30 October 2014 ( 56′ 37″ )

    1. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy, particularly on the direction of interest rates and inflation?
    2. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: How many families with children have been subsidised through the Accommodation Supplement over the last six years to live at the Western Heights Caravan Park in Ranui she described as being not the right place "for children to be growing up in"?
    3. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Economic Development: What recent progress has the Government made on making it easier for Kiwi businesses to sell their products and services abroad?
    4. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Police: Does he believe the Police decision not to prosecute the Roast Busters has resulted in justice for the girls involved?
    5. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Justice: Will she ask the Law Commission to resume its work on alternative pre-trial and trial processes in sexual violence cases in light of the decision by Police not to prosecute those involved in the Roast Busters case; if not, why not?
    6. STUART SMITH to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What is the Government doing to help small businesses access capital markets?
    7. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Trade: What are his bottom lines for New Zealand becoming a party to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?
    8. MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Transport: What advice has he sought from KiwiRail about how they will increase awareness of the general public around railway tracks and require drivers to reduce speeds when travelling through residential areas following the tragic death of a young man in Te Kuiti on Sunday night?
    9. TRACEY MARTIN to the Minister for Women: Does she support the Prime Minister's statement on election night that "I will lead a Government that will govern for all New Zealanders"?
    10. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Does he agree with Port of Tauranga corporate services manager Sara Lunam that they are "not responsible for other companies' employees on Port of Tauranga"?
    11. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Transport: What progress is being made on Government-funded metro rail upgrades in Wellington?
    12. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied that all conflicts of interest that arose by the head of Food and Grocery Council Katherine Rich being a member of the Health Promotion Agency were managed in accordance with the provisions of the Crown Entities Act 2004; if so, why?
  • Question Time for 29 October 2014 ( 1h 10′ 46″ )

    1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    2. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on recent trends in consumer price inflation?
    3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Will he introduce a Government guarantee on bank deposits in New Zealand; if so, when?
    4. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his reported statement that "he was proud of the Government's record in tackling child poverty"?
    5. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Social Housing: What support is the Government providing to help people move from social housing into private rentals?
    6. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: What is the "exciting and sexy stuff" she has been considering for social housing?
    7. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Education: What progress has been made on ensuring schools have access to fast, reliable internet connections?
    8. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the performance of the share prices of the mixed-ownership energy companies since they listed on the sharemarket?
    9. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for ACC: Is she satisfied that just 54 percent of the public expressed trust and confidence in ACC according to the corporation's 2014 Annual Report?
    10. MIKE SABIN to the Minister of Police: What recent developments is he aware of to help identify drink-drive offenders?
    11. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Did Jason Ede report to the Prime Minister's chief of staff Wayne Eagleson while employed as a Senior Ministerial Advisor in the office of the Prime Minister; if not, to whom did he report?
    12. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Prime Minister: Was he acting in his capacity as Prime Minster during the 14 February 2014 press conference when he confirmed to journalists that he speaks to Cameron Slater "every so often" including that same week when they discussed Mr Kim Dotcom "briefly"?
  • Question Time for 28 October 2014 ( 55′ 16″ )

    1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Did he tell Cameron Slater that he recognised the mother of a car crash victim – a young man described by Mr Slater as "a feral" – from his Pike River meetings?
    2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Did Cameron Slater provide him with the information that led him to say on 12 February 2014 in Parliament regarding the Rt Hon Winston Peters that "I will accept that member's word that he did not discuss untoward things when he went to the Dotcom mansion three times."?
    3. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister responsible for HNZC: How will changes to Housing New Zealand help meet the Government's objective of providing more quality housing to New Zealanders most in need?
    4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Is he committed to an open and transparent Government?
    5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: How does he anticipate Housing New Zealand will operate within a contestable market for social housing?
    6. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What reports has he received on the performance of New Zealand's technology sector?
    7. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Does he have any concerns that the changes proposed in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will weaken workers' rights and therefore make it harder for workers to deal with workplace bullying; if not, why not?
    8. SUE MORONEY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What are the major collective employment agreements currently under negotiation where there would no longer be a duty to conclude bargaining when the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is passed in Parliament?
    9. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received on the uptake of the Government's 3K to Christchurch scheme?
    10. KRIS FAAFOI to the Minister of Broadcasting: When did she first become aware of TVNZ's plans to outsource its Māori and Pacific content?
    11. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister of Transport: What new infrastructure projects costing over $50 million will commence on the rail network over the next 3 years?
    12. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What progress has been made on New Zealand's First World War Centenary commemorations?
  • Question Time for 23 October 2014 ( 1h 8′ 38″ )

    1. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What measures is the Government taking to help the New Zealand economy become more productive and competitive?
    2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he believe he is Prime Minister all of the time, or just some of the time?
    3. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: How many Housing New Zealand properties does he intend to sell during this term, and what is the projected number of houses Housing New Zealand will own in three years' time as a result?
    4. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Health: What is the Government doing to provide faster cancer services for New Zealanders?
    5. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the risks to New Zealand from any commitment of military assistance to counter Islamic State militants in Iraq would be "no greater than I think the risks are currently here today"; if so, why?
    6. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that the introduction of partnership schools is resulting in better educational outcomes for all of the students who are attending them; if so, why?
    7. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received regarding the number of New Zealanders who are benefit-dependent, in particular those relating to sole parents?
    8. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister of Conservation: Does she stand by all her statements regarding 1080 poison?
    9. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his commitments to the Pike River families?
    10. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied that there is no conflict of interest in the head of the Food and Grocery Council, Katherine Rich, being a board member of the Health Promotion Agency; if so, why?
    11. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What progress is being made in improving road safety?
    12. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Minister of Police: What is the annual cost of economic crime in New Zealand?

    Questions to Members

    1. JAN LOGIE to the Member in charge of the Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill: Why has the member adopted the Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill?
  • Question Time for 22 October 2014 ( 1h 4′ 32″ )

    1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Deputy Prime Minister: Will he make reducing child poverty a Better Public Service target given the statement in the Speech from the Throne that his Government will continue to "have a focus on poverty, especially child poverty"?
    2. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What will be the main features of the Government's economic plan during this term of Parliament?
    3. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: How many times, since November 2008, has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
    4. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Building and Housing: Does he agree with the statement from the Speech from the Throne that the Government will "have a focus on housing in this Parliamentary term. More special housing areas will be created – and therefore more new housing developed – as a result of Housing Accords signed between the Government and local councils"?
    5. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Building and Housing: What advice has he received on the monthly rate of new house builds from when this Government was first elected in 2008 and the current rate?
    6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    7. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Why has he changed his pre-election commitment not to deploy New Zealand Special Forces to Iraq to his post-election statement that deployment is "definitely an option"?
    8. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Health: Is he confident that New Zealand is prepared to deal with a suspected case of Ebola?
    9. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What recent updates has she received on the progress of the Government's $359 million Investing in Educational Success initiative?
    10. MIKE SABIN to the Minister of Corrections: What announcements has he recently made to help improve safety for frontline corrections officers in our prisons?
    11. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Prime Minister: What are the allegations that led to him establishing the Chisholm inquiry into the allegations regarding Judith Collins and a former Director of the Serious Fraud Office?
    12. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he have an ideal number of migrants coming to New Zealand; if so, what is that number?
  • Question Time for 31 July 2014 ( 1h 5′ 35″ )

    1. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What has been the Government's main challenge in implementing its economic programme during this term of Parliament?
    2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Social Development: Are the current policy arrangements for New Zealand Superannuation fair and equitable?
    4. JACQUI DEAN to the Associate Minister of Local Government: How will the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 3), passed on Tuesday, help local government reduce costs for ratepayers, families and communities?
    5. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's policies?
    6. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No 6 on 30 July 2014?
    7. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Conservation: How many expressions of interest have been received for the recovery of wind-blown timber on the West Coast when they closed on Friday 25 July, and how many of these are from West Coast companies?
    8. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister responsible for Novopay: Does he stand by his statement from over 16 months ago with regard to Novopay "I want to see within three months a situation where, as much as possible, workloads from administrators are back to where they were before this thing started"?
    9. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Can he point to anything to show New Zealand's net greenhouse gas emissions are reducing, in light of a call from Pacific Island leaders for a clear demonstration of this?
    10. ANDREW LITTLE to the Minister of Labour: What measures, if any, will he take to lift pay rates so that workers on the minimum wage get their fair share of the economy?
    11. MIKE SABIN to the Minister of Transport: What has the Government done to make roads safer for New Zealanders?
    12. CLARE CURRAN to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What percentage of the 1,592,000 target households for both the Government-subsidised rural and urban broadband programmes have actually connected and why are the figures so low?
  • Question Time for 30 July 2014 ( 58′ 09″ )

    1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with his Minister of Finance that workers have an expectation that they "will be doing better than zero pay increases"?
    2. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree that the Government's economic policies have failed, given that more than a quarter of a million children are living below the poverty line in Aotearoa?
    3. PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government's plan to lock in the gains from a growing economy helping to deliver more jobs and higher wages for New Zealanders?
    4. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What is the breakdown of the $240,000 of taxpayers' money spent entertaining oil company executives in 2011, and specifically how much of that money was spent on food and alcohol?
    5. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Transport: Has he received any reports on the benefits of the recently confirmed Transmission Gully motorway?
    6. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Has he achieved all his promises in his last six years as Minister of Finance?
    7. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's policies?
    8. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What is the Government doing to increase the number of people going into engineering?
    9. SUE MORONEY to the Minister for Social Development: How many children were in households affected by the 15,079 sanctions against people receiving benefits with dependent children since her welfare reforms were introduced on 15 July 2013?
    10. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister of Health: What investment has the Government made in training places for nurse graduates?
    11. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Is he satisfied that the current Minister of Climate Change Issues is working for all New Zealanders?
    12. DAVID SHEARER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Did his office receive an email at approximately 5.00 pm (New Zealand time) on 22 May 2014 advising that the Malaysian Government had refused to waive diplomatic immunity in Muhammad Rizalman's case; if so, when was that email opened?
  • Question Time for 29 July 2014 ( 55′ 08″ )

    1. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
    2. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What progress has the Government made in delivering on its economic objectives for this term of Parliament?
    3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that there are "plenty of jobs out there"; if so, why are there 42,000 more people unemployed now than when he took office?
    4. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Justice: What recent reports has she received on the Family Dispute Resolution services in the reformed Family Justice system?
    5. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Will the forecasts in the Treasury PREFU include the effects of the recent fall in the overall value of exports, including log and dairy price drops?
    6. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on schools addressing difficult behaviours of students?
    7. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she agree with the Prime Minister's statement that "the fastest way to get children and grown up New Zealanders out of poverty is through work", when the latest report on household incomes states that two out of five children living in poverty are in households where at least one adult is in full time work or self-employed?
    8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Is he satisfied that the current Minister of Immigration is working for all New Zealanders?
    9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Conservation: Does he stand by his statement that "the Government needs to take a broader perspective than just Fish and Game's advocacy for their recreational fishing"?
    10. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his statements?
    11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What investment has the Government made to increase the number of live kidney donor transplantations in New Zealand?
    12. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Conservation: Does he stand by all his recent statements?
  • Question Time for 24 July 2014 ( 58′ 42″ )

    14:04 Questions for Oral Answer.

    Questions to Ministers 2.00PM – 3.00PM

    1. Hon PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Finance: What measures is the Government taking to help control inflation for New Zealand families?
    2. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    3. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on Public Achievement Information?
    4. BRENDAN HORAN to the Minister of Finance: Is he still of the view that a Hamilton to Tauranga route would have to be considered alongside three other projects?
    5. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received about the Government’s Youth Service initiative?
    6. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Education: What was the split, if any, by percentage, of enrolment into private, public and home-based ECE in the Better Public Service targets “Result 2: Increase Participation in ECE”, and what was the relative increases/decreases, for each, from the previous year?
    7. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that resources in Budget 2014 “will help us continue to improve frontline health services for New Zealanders”?
    8. MIKE SABIN to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent announcements has he made regarding Government support for the primary sector in Northland?
    9. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Māori Affairs: E whakamanawa ana a ia kei te hangai Te Pire Reo Māori ki ngā mātāpono o Te Tiriti o Waitangi?
      • Translation: Is he confident that the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill is consistent with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi?
    10. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Will he increase investment in better public transport infrastructure in light of the poll this week showing Aucklanders favour public transport spending by a four-to-one margin over roads?
    11. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: What changes have recently come into force that strengthen financial service provider registration?
    12. Su’a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Local Government: Did the Deputy Mayor of Napier, Mrs Fay White, raise with her recently at a public meeting that the issue of local government amalgamation should be taken seriously by National during this General Election; if so, what were her specific concerns?

    Question to Members 

    1. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Chairperson of the Local Government and Environment Committee:When will the Manukau City Council (Regulation of Prostitution in Specified Places) Bill be reported to the House?