11 May 2017

Question Time for 11 May 2017

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:03 pm on 11 May 2017
  1. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Finance: Has total spending on Working for Families decreased while his Government has been in office; if so, by how much?

  2. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the New Zealand economy?

  3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What conditions would need to be met for him to declare that the operating surplus in the Budget is sustainable?

  4. MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister for Communications: What recent announcements has he made on the Ultra-Fast Broadband programme?

  5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: How can the Government’s housing policy be a success, as the Prime Minster said, when four out of five renters cannot buy a house in their area without going into financial hardship?

  6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Transport: Of the slips that have to be cleared to re-open State Highway 1 north and south of Kaikōura, how many had machinery and workers on the job clearing them yesterday, and how many didn’t?

  7. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: How many more New Zealanders are accessing district heath board's mental health and addiction services nationally 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?

  8. STUART SMITH to the Minister of Civil Defence: What reports has he received outlining recovery progress six months after the Kaikōura earthquake?

  9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he think that his Government’s assistance package for quake–affected businesses, some who have lost 60 percent and more of their trade and clientele, is remotely adequate and fair?

  10. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Does he believe the draft Pay Equity Bill will make it easier for women to be fairly paid for their work?

  11. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Trade: What recent announcements has he made on New Zealand’s trade interests?

  12. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Attorney-General: Does he believe the Hastings District Council bears primary responsibility for the contaminated water they supplied to their Havelock North residents, which caused over 5,000 people to become ill, some very seriously, and has been linked to the death of 3 people?

Questions to Members

  1. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee: Has the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee heard from all witnesses who wish to be heard on the petition of Maire Leadbeater urging the New Zealand Government to address the ongoing human rights situation in West Papua?