31 May 2017

Question Time for 31 May 2017

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:02 pm on 31 May 2017
  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Did the Minister of Finance tell him that Budget 2017 invests less in new initiatives for health, education, housing, and police combined than it spends on tax cuts?

  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Will he tell New Zealanders the true state of this country’s economy; if not, why not?

  3. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government’s economic plan delivering for New Zealanders?

  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Why does Budget 2017 invest less in new initiatives for health, education, housing, and police combined than it spends on tax cuts?

  5. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What investment is the Government making into New Zealand’s state highway network over the next four years through Budget 2017?

  6. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: Why did he not mention climate change once in his Budget speech?

  7. MARAMA FOX to the Minister for Children: Will she support a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the institutional abuse of children, and if not, why not, given calls from organisations and members of the public?

  8. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Education: What investment is the Government making in school property in Budget 2017?

  9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: What is the minimum number of new affordable houses which will be delivered as part of the Crown Land and Building programme she announced on 16 May 2017 and how is affordable defined?

  10. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How does Budget 2017 investment in science and innovation support a growing economy?

  11. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his office’s statement that the $644.8 million calculated by the Ministry of Health as the amount needed by DHBs to meet their total cost pressures this year was a “wish list” figure and is that why they only received $400 million for cost pressures?

  12. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Conservation: E hia ā tātau momo manu kei te noho tino mōrearea, e ai ki Te Kaitiaki Taiao a Te Whare Pāremata?Translation: How many of our bird species are in serious trouble, according to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment?