24 May 2017

Question Time for 24 May 2017

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 24 May 2017
  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with Hon Alfred Ngaro that some of the media are manufacturing the housing crisis; or does he agree there is a housing crisis, given Auckland has a shortage of 40,000 homes according to Auckland Council?

  2. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Finance: What are Treasury’s forecast OBEGAL surpluses for each year to 2021 according to the December Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update?

  3. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Finance: How will Budget 2017 make a difference to New Zealanders most in need?

  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is Colin James correct when he says that a 4 percent increase in spending in Budget 2017 is required just to stand still, given population growth and inflation; if not, what increase is required?

  5. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with Environment Canterbury councillor Lan Pham that the way water is allocated does not always prioritised public use over private gain?

  6. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Conservation: What announcements has she made about increased support for the Department of Conservation in Budget 2017?

  7. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

  8. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Corrections: What recent announcement has she made regarding drug and alcohol testing for offenders in the community and defendants on bail?

  9. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Associate Minister for Social Housing: Does he stand by his statement, “The Government takes its responsibility around homelessness seriously”; if so, why did he say some of the media were manufacturing a crisis?

  10. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for the Environment: What steps is the Government proposing to address the environmental impacts of synthetic gases used by the refrigerant and air conditioning industry?

  11. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Has he received reports that Waikato Hospital is advising against sick people visiting their hospital; and is advising people not to attend hospital now an acceptable strategy under his Government for reducing the gap between service demand and service delivery in the health system?

  12. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: Does he stand by his statement yesterday that “it is not the way this Government works”, in relation to his comments threatening funding cuts for organisations that spoke against the Government?