4 May 2017

Question Time for 4 May 2017

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 4 May 2017
  1. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statements yesterday on the Household Labour Force Survey; if so, by how much has the number of 15 to 24-year-olds who are not in employment, education, or training increased since his Government took office?

  2. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government’s plan for reducing net debt as a percentage of GDP?

  3. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he support the New Zealand sponsored UN Security Council resolution of 23 December 2016 that condemned the expansion of Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory?

  4. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What recent announcements has he made in relation to Pay Equity?

  5. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Corrections: Does she stand by the statement of her predecessor, “breaking the cycle of imprisonment and reoffending is a key focus of this Government. That’s why we set the ambitious and challenging goal of reducing prisoner reoffending by 25 percent by 2017”; if so, does she agree with the decision to drop the Better Public Services Target of reducing re-offending by 25 percent?

  6. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received on the rate of employment in New Zealand?

  7. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Development: Is she concerned that the March quarterly benefit figures show that only 42.3 percent of those who cancelled a benefit did so because they had obtained work?

  8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by all his statements on Pike River mine; if so, how?

  9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by his statement, “There’s no way that we can double the number of cows in New Zealand”?

  10. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Corrections: What recent announcement has she made regarding online learning for prisoners?

  11. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Does he stand by the Government’s “social investment” approach when the number of 15 to 19-year-old youth not in employment, education, or training increased in the last quarter by over 3,000 young people to be at its highest level since 2011?

  12. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: How many more New Zealanders are accessing mental health and addiction services now than in 2007/08, expressed as a percentage increase; and what is the corresponding percentage growth in funding for mental health and addiction services over the same time period?