11 Aug 2015
Question Time for 11 August 2015
- RON MARK to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by all his statements?
- TIM MACINDOE 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 stand by his statement that New Zealand is on the "cusp of something special"; if so, was that "something special" rising unemployment along with plummeting dairy prices?
- ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for Economic Development: What progress is the Government making in diversifying the New Zealand economy?
- ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that dairy prices are likely to be low for "a little bit longer", given the latest auction was a record low?
- IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on the outlook for primary sector exports?
- GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister that "Dairy is 5% of our economy. So yes dairy prices are down and it's tough on those dairy farmers who are resilient people, but 95% of our economy is not involved in that"?
- DENISE ROCHE to the Minister for the Environment: Why has he announced a plastics recycling initiative rather than a levy when recycling will only maintain the volume of plastic in the waste stream, whereas a levy will reduce the number of plastic bags in circulation?
- BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the number of patients benefiting from elective surgery has increased by 5,030 in the last financial year, and that 49,234 more patients are having surgery now compared to 2007/2008?
- Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Did he chair the Cabinet on 18 February 2013 when Cabinet noted the initial $4m payment to a "Saudi investor", and did he ask why Cabinet approval was not being sought?
- MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Education: What recent announcement has she made that supports the learning of Asian languages in schools?