12 Aug 2015
Question Time for 12 August 2015
- SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on recent developments in the international economy, and how will these affect the New Zealand economy?
- Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: If Government health expenditure has not kept up with all inflationary pressures as he admitted two weeks ago, what impact has this shortfall had on patients?
- DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is he happy with the financial returns the taxpayer is achieving from State-owned enterprises; if so, why?
- RON MARK to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Does he have confidence in his department?
- STUART SMITH to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on how New Zealand's industries have diversified since 2008?
- GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he have a "Plan B" for the New Zealand economy, as has been called for by ANZ Bank Chief Economist Cameron Bagrie, or is he satisfied with the prospect of rising unemployment, declining GDP growth and shockingly low business confidence as described by the Westpac Quarterly Economic Overview?
- METIRIA TUREI to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Does he stand by the Prime Minister's statement regarding the legislative framework of New Zealand's intelligence agencies that "there are a range of deficiencies that they have identified"?
- ALFRED NGARO to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has she made regarding New Zealand's domestic violence laws?
- PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he agree with the Prime Minister that Aucklanders are getting wealthier because their house prices are going up?
- Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Trade: Does he have any concerns about the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, provisions which allow multinational companies to sue governments in secretive offshore tribunals; if so, what are those concerns?
- JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he seen on growth in beef exports?
- Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement today that Hon Murray McCully was saying "he didn't want the lawyers brought in to be talking about compensation because the deal was never about compensation and he didn't want lawyers going in there saying that", given that Cabinet noted the "settlement for the long running dispute" was part of the purpose of the $4 million payment to a Saudi investor; if so, why?