11 Mar 2014

Question Time for 11 March 2014

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 11 March 2014
  1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "for most New Zealanders an indicator of how well the economy is doing is whether or not they can keep up with the cost of living"?
  2. Hon KATE WILKINSON to the Minister of Finance: What will be the focus of the Government's economic programme going into the election on 20 September?
  3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers; if so, why?
  4. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his Government's policies?
  5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: Does he believe the Government is making it easier for young people in the regions to buy their first home?
  6. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Economic Development: What recent reports has he received on the manufacturing sector?
  7. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Will she strengthen the proposed water quality national objectives for human health so that New Zealanders can safely swim in our rivers?
  8. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Labour: What recent progress has the Government made on health and safety reform in New Zealand?
  9. DAVID SHEARER to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What is his Ministry's best estimate for the percentage increase in retail electricity prices for the period 1 February to 1 August this year for a household of four persons, averaged across New Zealand?
  10. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What investment is the Government making in improving health services in West Auckland?
  11. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does she think that companies should be allowed to pollute our rivers for an unlimited amount of time using section 107(2) of the Resource Management Act 1991, or does she think that the use of "exceptional circumstances" should be time limited?
  12. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Justice: Did she note her visit to the Shanghai offices of Oravida Limited in her report to Cabinet on her Ministerial visit to China in October 2013; if not, why not?