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. RON MARK to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement on the defence budget made in the House on Thursday, 2 June; if so, how?
  2. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. STUART SMITH to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the outlook for the economy?
  4. MARAMA FOX to the Minister for Social Housing: What assistance, if any, will be provided to marae like Te Puea, who in an expression of manaakitanga are supporting homeless whānau?
  5. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister for Economic Development: What is his current best estimate of the financial liability that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s use of the AMS payroll system has generated for the Ministry as a result of issues with its compliance with the Holidays Act 2003, since its use was approved in 2012?
  6. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Transport: How is the Government supporting the increased uptake of public transport in Auckland?
  7. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Minister responsible for the Earthquake Commission: On what date was he first advised that EQC would be increasing the estimate of liabilities left to pay, as at June 2016, from $262 million to $1.9 billion and what amount of this increase is attributed to second-time repairs and reopened claims?
  8. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that Budget 2016 invests an extra $124 million over four years to provide more New Zealanders with access to new medicines?
  9. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies?
  10. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What arts organisations will have their support cut or reduced by Creative New Zealand as a result of their funding forecast $11 million drop in funding from the Lottery Grants Board in the last two years?
  11. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Primary Industries: How will Budget 2016 support the eradication of bovine tuberculosis?
  12. RIA BOND to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that “New Zealand is now one of the few countries in the OECD to have a target and a comprehensive plan to tackle childhood obesity”, regarding the launch of the Childhood Obesity Plan?

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