8 Jun 2017

Question Time for 8 June 2017

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:13 pm on 8 June 2017
  1. PHIL TWYFORD to the Prime Minister: Did he as Minister of Finance in 2010 tell Major Campbell Roberts of the Salvation Army that Auckland faced a looming housing crisis; if so, why?

  2. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with Radio NZ that “fresh water is shaping up to be one of this year’s critical election issues”?

  3. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Finance: How much is the Government planning to spend on infrastructure over the next four years?

  4. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “When the quake happened, the Government immediately moved to provide support to the affected towns, with the earthquake job subsidy, primary sector and tourism support packages, extra housing assistance through MSD, additional health sector support, and grants to help with the restoration of important local infrastructure, including the Kaikoura Harbour”; if so, why then are Kaikoura residents and businesses unhappy with the level of Government support?

  5. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Tourism: What announcements has she made about further tourism infrastructure support for the regions?

  6. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Housing: Is she concerned that the Ministry of Social Development recommends boarding houses as a form of temporary accommodation, given recent reports on the slum-like conditions people are living in?

  7. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Associate Minister of Health: Does he stand by his reported statements that the current drug law doesn’t really work that well, and that cannabis should be regulated under the Psychoactive Substances Act; if not, why not?

  8. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What announcements has he recently make regarding New Zealand’s continued presence in Antarctica?

  9. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Did he take a specific package of new initiatives for mental health and addiction services for Budget 2017 to a Cabinet committee before 31 March this year?

  10. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding funding to help people move off benefits and into work?

  11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Why did the Government provide 285 fewer sworn police and $167 million less funding than Police themselves said they needed to “change the trajectory of rising crime”?

  12. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements regarding Police resourcing; if so, why?