The House Today #nzqt [UPDATED]


No Oral Questions due to urgency – 7 September 2016

Due to urgency continuing there are no oral questions today


Credit: Woolf Photography via

Credit: Woolf Photography via

Parliament is sitting today.

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Questions to Ministers

  1. DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister for Seniors: Does she stand by her statement, ?We?re very in favour of the SuperGold Card and there are absolutely no plans to downgrade it in any way, shape or form??
  2. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on how rising wages and low inflation mean more money for New Zealand families?
  3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is GDP per capita growth what matters most for achieving higher material living standards as stated in Budget 2016; if so, how would he describe a 0.5 percent annual per capita GDP growth rate?
  4. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made about funding to support students at risk of educational under-achievement?
  5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by his statement on the housing market, ?I openly accept that market is out of control in Auckland??
  6. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that Cabinet has approved the business case for the roll out of the national bowel screening programme?
  7. JACINDA ARDERN to the Associate Minister of Social Development: Can she confirm that the contract with the Growing Up in New Zealand study, the largest and most comprehensive longitudinal study undertaken in New Zealand, is currently being renegotiated, and will she guarantee that this process will not lead to their contract being cut?
  8. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
  9. TODD MULLER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he received on growth in kiwifruit exports?
  10. MARAMA FOX to the Minister for Social Housing: What plans, if any, does she have to review the Income Related Rent Subsidy?
  11. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister of Immigration: Why is Cabinet reviewing the number of Permanent Resident Visas it plans to issue given that he does not expect that review to result in any policy change?
  12. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What initiatives is the Government involved in that support the Government statement on building financial capability in New Zealand?

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