23 Jul 2014

Question Time for 23 July 2014

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 23 July 2014
  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?