16 Aug 2016

Question Time for 16 August 2016

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:03 pm on 16 August 2016
  1. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding its Social Housing Reform Programme?

  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Immigration, given his statement that “there are jobs for every single New Zealander who wants them”?

  3. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister for the Environment: How will the new Unitary Plan adopted yesterday support the Government’s work to address Auckland’s housing problems?

  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by the statement in Budget 2016 that GDP per capita “is what matters for achieving higher material living standards”, and was growth in per capita GDP last year “about half a percent” as stated by the Minister of Economic Development?

  5. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Transport: Do any current passenger endorsement holders have convictions for drink-driving or careless driving causing injury or death?

  6. ALFRED NGARO to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made about investment in education infrastructure?

  7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he agree with the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel that the number of houses Auckland needs in the next seven years is 131,000, or nearly 19,000 per year; if so, does he think it acceptable that only 9,651 homes were consented in Auckland in the last year?

  8. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What announcements has he made that will make it easier for New Zealanders to access financial advice?

  9. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Education: When the Prime Minister said that the Government “wouldn’t really be progressing the issue unless they could get the other stakeholders on board” following a briefing by her on school funding, does she think that the education sector is now on board?

  10. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in November last year that refugees “go through a proper vetting process, and a lot of work is done to establish that they are genuine refugees”; and if so, why?

  11. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Customs: How is the Government investing in the modernisation of the New Zealand Customs workforce?

  12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Why is she proposing to flatten out the current funding rates across different year levels to a standard per-child amount as part of the education funding review?

Questions to Members

  1. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Member Responsible for the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill: Why did he introduce the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill?

  2. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Member Responsible for the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill: What recent evidence has he received, if any, that supports the need for the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill?

  3. KRIS FAAFOI to the Member Responsible for the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill: Why is it necessary for the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill to be advanced at this time?

  4. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Member Responsible for the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill: What problem, if any, does the Airport Authorities (Publicising Lost Property Sales) Amendment Bill seek to address?