The House Today #nzqt

Parliament is sitting today.

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV (Freeview 22, Sky 86), streaming audio via Radio New Zealand and streaming Parliament TV via the internet. After the sitting day, on-demand replays can be found at In The House.

Questions to Ministers

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his and his Ministers’ statements in relation to housing?
  2. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to increase surpluses and start repaying debt?
  3. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by all his Government’s policies after eight years?
  4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Is the Government investing enough in health, given the health expenditure data he supplied to media last week shows health funding increases failing to keep up with cost pressures in 2016/17, 2015/16, and the year before that, and the year before that, and the year before that?
  5. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the Government is investing $39 million over four years to begin to roll out a national bowel screening programme?
  6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements; and if so, how?
  7. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for the Environment: What does the latest monitoring report on the Resource Management Act 1991 say about the number of late consents and the time it takes for new plans to be completed?
  8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Reserve Bank Governor that concerns about the stability of the financial system are rising as a result of rising house prices in Auckland and other regions?
  9. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Corrections: What additional support is Corrections planning to offer offenders with mental health needs?
  10. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Housing: Are the Government’s social housing changes providing a “fairer and more efficient” assessment of people’s housing needs when Sister Anne Hurley of the Sisters of Mercy says that “state houses in Wiri were now changing hands every few months as successive tenants were evicted”?
  11. JENNY SALESA to the Minister of Education: Does she take any responsibility for the poor education that Hon Dr Nick Smith says is partly to blame for falling rates of Māori and Pasifika home ownership?
  12. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made to celebrate the very best in teaching and leadership?

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