10 Mar 2015

Question Time for 10 March 2015

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 10 March 2015

1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his comment that "no one's arguing that we're not working as fast as we possibly can" to cut ACC levies given ACC, the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, Treasury, the Employers and Manufacturers Association, and Infometrics are among those recommending bigger cuts? 2. NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy and particularly on New Zealand's creditworthiness compared to other developed economies? 3. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does the Prime Minister still stand by his answer that he will resign if the GCSB has conducted mass surveillance of New Zealanders; if so, what is his definition of mass surveillance? 4. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What update can he give on Government investment in bridge infrastructure in Northland? 5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: How would the Crown's fiscal position be affected if ACC's recommended reductions to its Work and Earners' levies for 2015-16 were implemented? 6. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister for Communications: What recent reports has she seen on growth of fibre connections compared to other OECD countries? 7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he think his "deep commitment to Northland" has been demonstrated by the Government cutting spending on Northland roads by $36 million or nearly 30 percent over the last five years? 8. RON MARK to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his statements? 9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Will he be taking any steps to increase protection for indigenous trees and vegetation in the proposed changes to the Resource Management Act? 10. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Small Business: What reports has he received on confidence from small businesses in the New Zealand economy? 11. TRACEY MARTIN to the Deputy Prime Minister: Does he consider the flag referendum to be a judicious use of taxpayers' money? 12. SUE MORONEY to the Minister for ACC: What is the purpose of the Work and Earners' levies charged by ACC?