20 Feb 2014
Question Time for 20 February 2014
- KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government's focus on Better Public Service results improving New Zealanders' lives while helping New Zealand's long-term fiscal position?
- Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "when this Government came in, there were predictions that unemployment would rise to over 10 percent"; if so, in the December 2008 Economic and Fiscal Update what level did Treasury forecast that unemployment would peak at?
- KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Was he told in 2010 that the Southern District Health Board had received legal advice that suggested there was the possibility of fraud in its dispute with South Link Health?
- Le'aufa'amulia ASENATI LOLE-TAYLOR to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: Does he believe he is doing all he can to protect consumers, particularly vulnerable, low income families?
- PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Justice: What recent results has she received regarding Better Public Service targets for crime and reoffending?
- Hon SHANE JONES to the Minister of Commerce: Was he aware of alleged cash payments being made to buyers from Countdown Supermarkets in return for the preferential treatment of suppliers, prior to 19 February 2014?
- Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Education: What recent announcement has she made on initiatives to help Pasifika parents engage in their children's learning?
- SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Finance: Is it still his intention to use a financial veto against my Bill which proposes to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks?
- MOJO MATHERS to the Minister of Commerce: Will he support the introduction of a supermarket code of conduct in New Zealand that governs relations between supermarkets and their suppliers and an adjudicator with the power to investigate breaches of the code; if not, why not?
- DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Does he stand by his statement "addressing migrant exploitation is a priority area for the Labour Inspectorate and Immigration New Zealand"?
- PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for the Environment: What progress is the Government making to ensure that New Zealanders have access to comprehensive environmental information that is independent, is easy to understand and relevant?
- Dr RAJEN PRASAD to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all the statements he made in his answers to Oral Question No 11 on 13 February 2014?