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. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “a priority for this Government is to build a more productive and competitive economy that supports jobs and higher incomes”?
  2. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Ka tū a ia i runga i te mana o tana korero, “I will lead a Government that will govern for all New Zealanders”Translation: Does he stand by his statement, “I will lead a Government that will govern for all New Zealanders”?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to new statistics showing increased wealth inequality under his Government that “it’s not surprising it’s getting a little bit more that way”?
  4. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What recent reports has he received on improvements in adult literacy?
  5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all the statements he made at the Chinese Business Summit on 9 November 2015?
  6. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: How much do independent schools currently receive per student on average under the current funding model and how much would they receive per student if they received the cost to the Crown of fully funding a student in the State mainstream system?
  7. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has he made regarding the Government’s commitment to funding improved road safety across New Zealand?
  8. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Corrections: Does she stand by her statement in regards to Corrections’ new electronic monitoring bracelets that they are almost impossible for offenders to remove without taking off their leg, “so they have a choice, leg or no leg”?
  9. DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements?
  10. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Corrections: What initiatives has Corrections undertaken to support offenders into employment?
  11. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What part did he have in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s engagement of Alex Matheson or his consultancy company to work on Middle Eastern issues, and what other roles has Mr Matheson, or his consultancy companies, previously carried out for Hon Murray McCully or other entities he has been responsible for?
  12. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Does he have confidence in the quality of the Government’s environmental reporting?

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