18 Mar 2015
Question Time for 18 March 2015
Questions to Ministers
- 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?
- 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?
- 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"?
- 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"?
- Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received on job growth in New Zealand?
- 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?
- BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received on the number of teen mothers receiving a benefit?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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"?
- 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?