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: What is Treasury’s latest forecast for economic growth, as set out in the 2016 Budget Economic and Fiscal Update?
  2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Transport: Is he satisfied that the New Zealand Transport Agency funding in Northland is adequate to cover the cost for the Brynderwyn Hills road improvements?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the statement in the Budget Economic and Fiscal Update that “growth in average income (or output) per person (i.e. GDP per capita) is what matters for achieving higher material living standards”?
  5. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister for Building and Housing: What specific new requirements for councils are proposed in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development capacity and how will these support the Government’s long-term work on improving housing supply and affordability?
  6. DAVID CLENDON to the Minister of Corrections: Does she take responsibility for the additional $41 million above baseline funding that has been earmarked for prisons in response to the rising prison population?
  7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: In light of his claim the Government has been systematically dismantling the urban limit, does his proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development abolish Auckland’s urban growth limit?
  8. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What new investment does Budget 2016 make in science and innovation?
  9. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does the Government intend to present the Paris Climate Change Agreement to Parliament and ratify it before the end of 2016?
  10. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Police: What recent successes has Police had in targeting drug dealing?
  11. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: In light of its report on Silver Fern Farms, does he believe the Financial Markets Authority is performing its function well as a “risk-based conduct regulator” promoting and facilitating “the development of fair, efficient and transparent financial markets”; if so, how?
  12. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Corrections: Does she have confidence in the Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections?

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