17 Mar 2015

Question Time for 17 March 2015

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 17 March 2015

1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he still believe that people who oppose the deployment of New Zealand soldiers to train Iraqi Government forces need to "get some guts and join the right side" in light of widespread evidence that Iraqi Government forces are committing war crimes? 2. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received about higher employment, consumer confidence, and economic growth? 3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What advice, if any, has he received on the causes of rheumatic fever? 4. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Social Housing: What support is the Government providing to families in Christchurch in need of short-term housing? 5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Can workers still expect that the average wage will rise to $62,000 in the next three years, as he stated during the period of the election campaign in 2014? 6. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement regarding the closing down of a health centre, published on Newstalk ZB this morning, "there's no facility in Wellsford that is closing, and that is what my officials have told me"? 7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Why was the Government's new policy to double-lane ten Northland bridges not announced by him or the New Zealand Transport Agency? 8. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Civil Defence: What reports has she received on the impact of Tropical Cyclone Pam on New Zealand? 9. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister of Transport: When will the detailed plans, designations and construction schedule be available for the full Puhoi to Wellsford motorway? 10. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements? 11. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding responsible lending? 12. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Minister for the Environment: Has he, along with the Minister of Local Government, released for public consultation the discussion document on the statutory review of Environment Canterbury and options for regional governance, as advised to do by November 2014 in the Briefing to Incoming Ministers; if so, when?