18 Mar 2014

Question Time for 18 March 2014

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 18 March 2014
  1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that his approach is "to make New Zealand a better place for Kiwis and their families"; if so, will he commit to building a high-value, high-wage economy?
  2. Hon KATE WILKINSON to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government's economic programme helping to control the cost of living for New Zealand families?
  3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by all her statements?
  4. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister for Courts: What progress can he report on the Government's efforts to modernise and speed up the court system?
  5. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she considering a greater role for national standards and NCEA achievement data in school funding and teacher pay decisions; if so, why?
  6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Justice: Does she still stand by her claim that Oravida business was not discussed at her dinner in Beijing at which Oravida personnel were present as well as a senior Chinese Government Customs official?
  7. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What announcements has the Government made to further improve maternity services?
  8. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Can he confirm that by the end of this fiscal year the Government will have spent $1.5 billion on work classified as having a "low" benefit to cost ratio under its Roads of National Significance programme?
  9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: Does he stand by all his statements on housing?
  10. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister for Primary Industries: What progress can he report on innovation investment through the sustainable farming fund?
  11. Su'a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister for Pacific Island Affairs: Does he have confidence that the Government is "achieving better outcomes for Pacific peoples in New Zealand"?
  12. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What progress is being made on the Government's high productivity motor vehicles routes programme?