4 Jun 2013

Question Time for 4 June 2013

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 4 June 2013
  1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements regarding Government policy?
  2. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in reaching its fiscal targets of returning to surplus in 2014/15 and reducing net government debt to 20 percent of GDP by 2020?
  4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Has he recently had reason to have lost confidence in any of his Ministers; if so, why?
  5. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that the proposed reductions in ACC levies is a "stealth tax cut"; if so, does he agree that by keeping levies higher than they need to be, ACC is operating as a stealth tax; if not, why not?
  6. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Housing: What progress has the Government made in repairing or replacing the over 5,000 Housing New Zealand homes damaged or "munted" by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes?
  7. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: What advice has she received about the number of methamphetamine labs that have been found by Police to have children present, and how many of these children have been subsequently removed by Child, Youth and Family Services?
  8. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Education: Will the Education Amendment Bill allow private businesses to set up charter schools on the sites of closed state schools?
  9. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What investment has the Government made in new funding for science and engineering in Budget 2013?
  10. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: What advice has he received about the effect on wages of changes to collective bargaining in the Employment Relations Amendment Bill?
  11. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent announcements have been made about home insulation for those most in need?
  12. Hon SHANE JONES to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Does he stand by his statement regarding the Māori Economic Taskforce that "These developments led to immediate outcomes that have supported whānau through the recession. They have also laid a foundation for the long-term growth of Māori business, work force and communities"; if so, why?