6 May 2015

Question Time for 6 May 2015

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:05 pm on 6 May 2015

Questions to Ministers

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the outlook for the New Zealand economy?

ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Ministers' implementation of the Whanau Ora programme in light of the Auditor-General's report finding $42 million of its $138 million budget in its first four years was spent on administration?

TODD MULLER to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent announcements have been made about the next steps of the Government's Social Housing Reform Programme?

ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements in relation to the Budget?

JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to trade with Saudi Arabia that an "…FTA gives us yet another reason for those relationships to grow and be closer together…"?

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in regards to Whanau Ora, "They have to be ambitious themselves - it's a higher trust model and it has the potential to deliver better results not only for families, but also for taxpayers who are not currently getting the value for money they should be."?

GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No. 12 yesterday?

KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister for Communications: What progress can she report on the rollout of the Ultra-Fast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives?

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he still accept assurances from officials that concrete used in New Zealand is fit for purpose?

Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Are patients receiving through New Zealand's healthcare system the health care recommended by their medical practitioner; if not, why not?

MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing today to recognise the educational achievements of young New Zealanders?

CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Education: Has she been consulted on education being included in the Trade in Service Agreement (TiSA); if so, have any concerns been expressed that this agreement could lead to foreign corporations suing New Zealand in relation to education provision?

Questions to Members

Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Chairperson of the Justice and Electoral Committee: Further to her answer to Question to Members No. 1 yesterday, how many people has she requested appear before the committee who submitted using the process she described as a form submission out of those who submitted using the process she described as a form submission in total?

Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Chairperson of the Justice and Electoral Committee: Further to her answer to Question to Members No. 1 yesterday, how many people has she requested appear before the committee who submitted using the process she described as a form submission and how many people who made such a request has she not requested appear?

Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Chairperson of the Justice and Electoral Committee: Further to her answer to Question to Members No. 1 yesterday, did she ascertain whether the individuals asking to appear were former services personnel by reading the submission before deciding whether or not to request their appearance?