18 Mar 2015

Question Time for 18 March 2015

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 18 March 2015

Questions to Ministers

  1. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on progress the Government has made in supporting higher wages for New Zealand families?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that reducing tariffs on construction materials will save "about $3,500, for a new home"; if so, when will new home buyers see these savings?
  3. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he stand by his statement to RadioLive's Duncan Garner yesterday, in respect of starting the Pūhoi to Wellsford Motorway, that "2016 sounds like a pretty good date to me"?
  4. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the principals of decile 1 to 4 schools he has visited have told him "the number of children in those schools who actually require lunch is the odd one or two"?
  5. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received on job growth in New Zealand?
  6. 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; if so, what annual percentage increase will be required to make that a reality?
  7. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received on the number of teen mothers receiving a benefit?
  8. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree that the Government's Northland bridges policy was "absolutely" the idea of National by-election candidate Mark Osbourne as he claims?
  9. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Disability Issues: What is the Government doing to improve the lives of families with disabled children placed in out-of-home care?
  10. CLARE CURRAN to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Is he confident that the Department of Internal Affairs manages New Zealanders' personal information, documents and records effectively and safely?
  11. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statements regarding dairy conversions that the debate should be driven by the "capacity for maintaining and improving the environment"?
  12. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister for Small Business: What reports has he received about support for measures the Government has taken to assist small business?