The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

Questions to Ministers

  1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his statements on the rail service for Northland; if so, how?
  3. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of the economy?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Tracy Watkins that the poorest New Zealanders are “shouldering the biggest burden” of the housing crisis, spending more than half their income on housing, and that beneath the Government spin on the Household Incomes Report “it’s not nearly so rosy”?
  5. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Justice: How will the family violence law reforms support the work of the Ministerial Group on Family and Sexual Violence?
  6. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Conservation: How many full-time rangers does the Department of Conservation employ at present, and how does this compare with the number in June 2015?
  7. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that Pharmac plans to free up $25 million for DHB frontline services through improved procurement of medical devices?
  8. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is he concerned that 170,000 people working in New Zealand have no written employment agreement?
  9. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Whānau Ora: Does he stand by all his statements?
  10. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made regarding participation in early childhood education?
  11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she take any responsibility for the fact that almost 60 percent of Police do not believe that New Zealand Police delivers on the promises it makes to its customers, as reported in the 2016 Police Workplace Survey?
  12. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Can he confirm Treasury advised Ministers that his electric vehicles package will “not be effective at encouraging the uptake of EVs, representing low-value spending and a missed opportunity to prepare New Zealand for the wide-spread uptake of low emission vehicles”?

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV ( Freeview 31, Igloo 50, Sky 86, Vodafone 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.

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