Parliament - Question Time

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  • Question Time for 26 February 2015 ( 1h 2′ 04″ )

    1. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in building a more competitive and productive economy as one of its priorities for this term of Parliament?
    2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What advice has he received on the Health budget for 2015/16?
    3. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received on the latest valuation of the benefit system?
    4. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence that the New Zealand Superannuation Fund is living up to its commitments to ethical investment as outlined in its Responsible Investment Framework?
    5. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Transport: What work is the Government doing to provide better transport connections between Auckland International Airport and the Greater Auckland area?
    6. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her decision to approve the Whangaruru Partnership School; if so, why?
    7. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Primary Industries: What Government support is available for farmers and growers along most of the East Coast of the South Island since a medium-scale adverse event was declared on 12 February 2015?
    8. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Should the minimum wage be enough to live on?
    9. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Defence: What rules of engagement, if any, has the Government set for the New Zealand Defence Force personnel operating in Iraq if they come under attack?
    10. TRACEY MARTIN to the Minister for Food Safety: What reports, if any, has she seen regarding food safety issues in kindergartens, play centres and kōhanga reo?
    11. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he have confidence in his department?
    12. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Women: What reports has she received relating to the prevention of family and sexual violence in New Zealand?
  • Question Time for 25 February 2015 ( 57′ 57″ )

    1. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "Get some guts and join the right side"?
    2. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What are the features of the new social investment approach the Government will use in Budget 2015 and in future Budgets?
    3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "We recognise ISIL is not a short-term threat and there is a lot of work to be done in the long-term"; if so, does he accept this means New Zealand's deployment may last longer than two years and involve more than training?
    4. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received about employment growing across New Zealand?
    5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No 4 on Tuesday, 24 February 2015?
    6. TODD MULLER to the Minister for Social Development: What is the Government doing to support older New Zealanders receiving New Zealand superannuation?
    7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he agree with KPMG that banks are warning that the "significant deals done at ridiculous pricing" for New Zealand land and property could spell disaster for them?
    8. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Small Business: What measures has the Government implemented to support small businesses in accessing the Government procurement process?
    9. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by all his statements?
    10. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by the statement made on his behalf last year about his contact with Mr Liu that: "As Prime Minister and the leader of the National Party, Mr Key attends a number of functions up and down the country which are attended by a large number of people. While we don't have a record of who attends these events, Mr Key recalls seeing Mr Liu at various functions, including a dinner as part of a National Party fundraiser"?
    11. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "we're actually going to stand up for human rights…"?
    12. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister for Economic Development: What was the "range of price escalation" for the New Zealand International Convention Centre as recorded in advice to the Minister dated 26 February 2014?
  • Question time for 24 February 2015 ( 55′ 36″ )

    1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement with regard to the deployment of troops to the warzone in Iraq that "I don't think that's a matter for a Parliamentary vote"?
    2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "Just passing everything by the barest of majorities isn't the right way to govern a country"; if so, why?
    3. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on trends in Government revenue and how does this compare with forecasts in the Half-Year Update in December?
    4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What is the additional amount of gross debt that the Crown has taken on since the Government was elected in November 2008?
    5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    6. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment that a 30 centimetre rise in sea level "may not sound much" but "will be significant at a national level" in New Zealand?
    7. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Social Housing: How will the Ministry of Social Development's social housing purchasing strategy lead to better outcomes for tenants?
    8. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Defence: What is the level of risk assessed by the New Zealand Defence Force if its personnel are deployed to Iraq and what force protection would be provided for them?
    9. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Small Business: What steps is the Government taking to support growth for small business?
    10. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he consider that cuts the Government has made to biosecurity have contributed to the current fruit fly outbreak?
    11. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What actions is the Government taking to limit the powers of repossession agents?
    12. CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by all her statements?
  • Question time for 19 February 2015 ( 1h 1′ 14″ )

    16:00 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in its programme to get better results from public services?

    2. MAHESH BINDRA to the Minister of Corrections: Was there a Victim Notification Register Alert generated for Phillip Smith at any stage prior to his temporary release from custody in November 2014; if not, why not?

    3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that he would post a "meaningful surplus" in 2014/15; if so, what approximate dollar figure would constitute a meaningful surplus?

    4. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Education: Is she planning to undertake another Partnership School application round this year; if so, will any new schools be required to target the same priority learner groups as existing Partnership Schools?

    5. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What progress is the Government making to boost workforce skills?

    6. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she have confidence in the Partnership School's Authorisation Board; if so, why?

    7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he think he is competently fulfilling his ministerial responsibilities; if not, why not?

    8. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Small Business: How will the New Zealand Business Number system make it easier for small business to interact with the Government?

    9. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Development: Does she have confidence in the ability of the Ministry of Social Development to exercise financial due diligence?

    10. STEFFAN BROWNING to the Minister for Food Safety: Will she assure consumers that irradiated food labelling requirements will be enforced immediately in light of reports that irradiated fruit is being sold in New Zealand without the appropriate label?

    11. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Was the Government's decision to cut 100 percent bag screening indicative of the priority the Government places on biosecurity?

    12. NUK KORAKO to the Associate Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: What progress has the Government made on the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial?

  • Question time for 18 February 2015 ( 54′ 41″ )

    15:00 1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the Government is planning to sell state houses to "encourage and develop more diverse ownership of social housing"?

    2. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received about the latest trends in savings levels by New Zealanders?

    3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Associate Minister of Transport: When will the targeted review of the operating mechanisms of the SuperGold Card free off-peak public transport scheme be completed?

    4. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What update can he give on competition in the New Zealand electricity market as a result of the Government's reforms?

    5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "ACC is one of many decisions that add up to whether there is a surplus or not a surplus"; if so, was the decision to reject officials' advice and keep ACC levies $178 million higher than they need to be a decision made to achieve a surplus?

    6. CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: Does she stand by her statement "You and your charities are core in our life of caring and sharing, and drive our cultural expression and community based development. This investment of time, effort and energy not only helps our country to function, but also contributes to the strength and resilience of our communities, making them better places for us to live."?

    7. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Corrections: What announcements has he made regarding the Government's initiative to roll out Audio Visual Links in our prisons?

    8. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is the definition of zero-hour contracts in his review of employment standards permanent, part-time employment agreements with no set hours of work?

    9. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister for the Environment: Is he confident that the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 is fit for purpose, in light of the Environmental Protection Authority rejecting both the recent ironsands and phosphate seabed mining applications?

    10. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister for Small Business: What initiatives have the Government implemented through the Business Growth Agenda that assist small business?

    11. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Defence: Does he stand by his statement "I've made it very clear that we don't intend to have combat troops in Iraq once you go beyond the wire that's what you're involved in"?

    12. DAVID SHEARER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Will New Zealand troops operate under a status of forces agreement if they are deployed to Iraq?

  • Question time for 17 February 2015 ( 54′ 03″ )

    1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in Hon Steven Joyce given his statement that SkyCity reducing the size of the convention centre by "around 10 percent would not cause the Crown too much concern"?
    3. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: What announcements has the Government recently made about Budget 2015?
    4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: How many operating surpluses, if any, using the Total Crown OBEGAL measure, has the Government posted in its six years in office?
    5. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Are Cabinet ministers accountable to the public of New Zealand for their ministerial decisions?
    6. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Social Development: What is the Government doing to assist children as they head back to school?
    7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: What is the projected change in percentage and absolute terms of Housing New Zealand's land holdings in both area (hectares) and dollar value over the next three years?
    8. MARAMA FOX to the Associate Minister of Health: What plans does the Government have to achieve smoke-free Aotearoa by 2025?
    9. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister for Courts: How successful has the Government's new Drivers Licence Stop Orders initiative been in collecting unpaid traffic fines during its first year?
    10. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is the Government planning to ban zero-hour employment contracts; if not, why not?
    11. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Small Business: What reports has he received on the increased number of self-employed businesses in New Zealand?
    12. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister for the Environment: Does he intend to amend the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012 in light of the Environmental Protection Authority rejecting both the ironsands and phosphate seabed mining applications?
  • Question Time for 12 February 2015 ( 59′ 17″ )

    1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received about what progress the Government is making to support more jobs and higher incomes?
    2. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he believe the Primary Growth Partnership provides value for money to taxpayers?
    3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Finance: In light of his comments that a taxpayer bailout is his "least preferred" option, how much is he prepared to spend to save the SkyCity deal?
    4. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister for Economic Development: What advice did officials provide about how much more valuable to SkyCity the TVNZ land sold to it for the siting of a convention centre was, once that land was used as the site of a hotel?
    5. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: What benefits does he expect to be delivered by the Government's support for the Cricket World Cup?
    6. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he have confidence in his department?
    7. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent commitments has the Government made to improving social housing?
    8. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Defence: Will he assure the House that no New Zealand troops will be engaged in active military combat in Iraq during the term of this Government?
    9. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What are the expected savings per year as a result of the changes to the National Library curriculum topic loan service?
    10. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Communications: What is the current status of the rollout of the Government's Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband initiatives?
    11. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Police: On how many occasions, if any, has he alerted the Prime Minister or his Office to a matter of significant public interest which he has been briefed on by his officials since his appointment?
    12. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What is the Government doing to support the development of urban cycleways across New Zealand?
  • Question time for 11 February 2015 ( 56′ 07″ )

    1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his promise to New Zealanders that "the construction of the new convention centre will not cost taxpayers or ratepayers a cent"; if not, why not?
    2. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What are the main priorities for the Government's economic programme in 2015?
    3. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    4. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received on employment growth in New Zealand in the last year?
    5. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister for Economic Development: How much extra money, if any, is the Government prepared to give SkyCity as part of the convention centre deal?
    6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    7. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "we're actually going to stand up for human rights…"?
    8. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Police: On what date, if any, was the first of any briefings given by the Commissioner of Police or his staff, to him, his predecessor, the Prime Minister or any of their offices in relation to the reported investigation into Mike Sabin?
    9. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Building and Housing: What progress is the Government making in increasing the pace of new house construction and expanding Government support for first home buyers?
    10. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by his statement that the Massey University home affordability index is the "comprehensive" and "neutral" measure?
    11. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on delivering the Government's Accelerated Regional Roading Programme?
    12. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Defence: Does he stand by his statement this morning that comments about sending troops to Iraq being the price of being part of the club were "unfortunate"?
  • 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?