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  • Question Time for 27 November 2014 ( 1h 2′ 12″ )

    14:04 To be announced.

  • 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′ 9″ )

    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′ 8″ )

    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?
  • Question Time for 23 July 2014 ( 1h 10′ 58″ )

    1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on regional development; if so, is the real median weekly income for all people in the Gisborne/Hawke's Bay region, according to the New Zealand Income Survey, higher or lower now than when he took office?
    2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's policies?
    3. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received supporting the Government's economic programme?
    4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree that there are growing gaps among the regions of New Zealand, making the economy and society increasingly unbalanced; if not, why not?
    5. MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Local Government: What recent announcements has she made about reducing red tape for property owners?
    6. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: Does he stand by his statement "My ambition in housing is to make the dream of home ownership a reality for more New Zealanders"?
    7. Hon KATE WILKINSON to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What investment is the Government making in the recovery of Lincoln University?
    8. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that national standards data provides an accurate reflection of real student achievement; if so, why?
    9. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries: Is he satisfied with all aspects of fisheries policy, including progress relating to the ongoing use of Foreign Charter Vessels?
    10. ANDREW LITTLE to the Minister of Justice: Is she confident in the progress of the Better Public Services target for the justice sector to reduce overall crime by 15 percent by June 2017?
    11. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Does the Government's National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management require the 61 percent of monitored recreational river sites that are graded "poor" or "very poor" to be safe for swimming?
    12. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Conservation: When will the new Aotea Conservation Park in Auckland announced on Sunday be formally gazetted and opened?
  • Question Time for 22 July 2014 ( 1h 1′ 46″ )

    1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement: "We have a plan, and that plan is working for New Zealand."?
    2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on regional development, if so, how many regions of New Zealand now have a lower number of people unemployed according to the Household Labour Force Survey compared to when he took office?
    3. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What measures has the Government taken to support New Zealand families – particularly through delivering better public services to those most in need?
    4. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's policies?
    5. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received about the progress of the Government's welfare reforms?
    6. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Has he seen reports that $4 to $5 billion will be sucked out of the economy due to the 35 percent fall in dairy prices since February, and what policy responses, if any, does he intend to make to counteract this?
    7. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister of Education: What progress is being made on Better Public Services targets in education?
    8. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Police: When was the Minister of Police first informed of the misreporting of Police statistics in Counties Manukau, and what did she do with the information when she first received it?
    9. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Justice: What recent Better Public Services results has she announced for the justice sector?
    10. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: What evidence does she have that the Government's Investing in Educational Success programme, which removes teachers and principals from their classrooms for two days a week, is the best way to spend over $359 million in order to raise student achievement?
    11. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Conservation: What new initiatives has the Government taken in the Rimutakas and other areas to help the recovery of endangered native bird populations?
    12. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
  • Question Time for 3 July 2014 ( 58′ 10″ )

    1. Hon PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Finance: How will the Government's fiscal management help to ensure interest rates will remain lower than they were in the previous economic cycle?
    2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Foreign Affairs; if so, why?
    3. MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister for the Environment: What recent announcements has she made aimed at improving our freshwater management system?
    4. DAVID SHEARER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Did he seek any information from MFAT officials on the case of the alleged assault with the intention to rape and waiver of diplomatic immunity by the Malaysian diplomat after his initial briefing on 10 May, 2014 and before the case became public; if not, why not?
    5. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: What percentage of river swimming sites, where data is collected, in the most recent Ministry for the Environment Suitability for Swimming Indicator Update were graded poor or very poor?
    6. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on Better Public Service Targets in education?
    7. ANDREW WILLIAMS to the Minister of State Services: What assurances can he give the public of the competence of senior management in the Public Service?
    8. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that spending $359 million on the Investing in Educational Success Initiative is the best way to lift student achievement?
    9. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Health: What investment has the Government made in new training places for general practitioners?
    10. CAROL BEAUMONT to the Minister for Social Development: What input did she have on the new suite of initiatives to prevent family violence and keep women and children safe that were announced yesterday?
    11. BRENDAN HORAN to the Minister of Housing: What, if any, specific progress has he achieved on completing housing accords with Tauranga City Council and Western Bays District Council?
    12. ANDREW LITTLE to the Minister of Labour: What steps, if any, are being taken to protect working New Zealanders from asbestos or products with asbestos in them?
  • Question Time for 2 July 2014 ( 1h 12″ )

    1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Is he still committed to "ensuring our schools are working for all students", and is he satisfied his Government has done enough to ensure that every child has equal access to a low-cost public education?
    2. CLAUDETTE HAUITI to the Minister of Finance: What steps has the Government taken to turn around the Treasury's forecast net Government debt?
    3. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Infometrics that after the Canterbury rebuild peaks, the New Zealand economy will experience a "hangover" with slow income and GDP growth?
    5. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Justice: What justice initiatives has she announced to address family violence in New Zealand?
    6. DAVID SHEARER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: When did he first become aware of allegations that led to a Malaysian diplomat being charged with assault with the intent to commit rape and burglary, and what actions did he take?
    7. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Corrections: What recent announcements has she made on how technology can be used to better protect victims of domestic violence?
    8. JAN LOGIE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Was he made aware of the wishes, if any, of the woman at the centre of the assault with intent to rape charges laid against a Malaysian diplomat, regarding his return to Malaysia; if so, when?
    9. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Health: What investments has the Government made in health services for Taranaki?
    10. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that schools receive sufficient funding to deliver the New Zealand curriculum?
    11. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister for Food Safety: What recent announcements has she made regarding food labelling?
    12. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister responsible for the Earthquake Commission: Is he satisfied with the progress of the Earthquake Commission in the settlement or disposition of all claims in respect of multi-unit dwellings, arising from the Canterbury earthquake; if so, why?
  • Question Time for 1 July 2014 ( 1h 1′ 26″ )

    1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
    2. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in allocating proceeds from its share offer programme to pay for new public assets through the Future Investment Fund?
    3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister of Education and all of her decisions?
    4. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has the Prime Minister made regarding the Government's commitment to transport infrastructure in regional New Zealand?
    5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Is the Government "working for New Zealand"; if so, does that apply to all New Zealanders?
    6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister for Economic Development: What does he consider are the core components of a regional economic development plan?
    7. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Why are the regional State highway projects announced at the weekend being funded from asset sales rather than the transport budget?
    8. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on how the regions contributed to New Zealand's economic recovery?
    9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: Does he stand by his statement that the rate of new house builds in Auckland "is the highest it has been in years, and it shows the progress we are making", given the average number of building consents issued for new dwellings in the last six years is 4,408 per year, compared to an average of 9,055 from 1999-2008?
    10. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Conservation: Did New Zealand officials at a recent International Whaling Commission meeting in Europe agree with or disagree with the Commission's recommendations that protection for Maui's dolphins be granted out to 20 nautical miles from Maunganui Bluff down to Wanganui?
    11. MIKE SABIN to the Minister for ACC: What changes has the Government announced about the way ACC covers claims for hearing loss?
    12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all her statements?