The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Parliament is sitting today.

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.

Questions to Ministers

  1. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Finance: How is the New Zealand economy expected to perform over the medium-term?
  2. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does her statement that the Prime Minister’s commitment to 65,000 Income Related Rent Subsidy places was for the number of “places the Budget appropriation provides” mean she considers the commitment met, even if there are not 65,000 tenants actually housed using income-related rent subsidies?
  3. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has the Government made on the Whangarei to Northport highway?
  4. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: What was the percentage change in operational and teacher salaries funding for schools on a per child basis, once inflation and roll growth have been taken into account, between 2008 and 2016?
  5. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on delivering new schools for our growing communities?
  6. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by his statement that New Zealanders will have access to “open, honest information on the state of our rivers” with the Government’s Clean Water package?
  7. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Development: Does she agree with the Prime Minister, who said, “I must emphasise that increasing access to data will not be at the expense of security or risk to privacy” in regards to the Government’s collection of private client data from contracted social services?
  8. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for the Environment: What advice has he received on the parallel planning issues for New Zealand from the just released UK Government Report, “Fixing our broken housing market”?
  9. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, why?
  10. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What announcements has he made to grow New Zealand’s ties with the Asia-Pacific region through new tertiary education initiatives?
  11. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he think that the levels of staffing are acceptable in mental health services at Canterbury District Health Board when staff are saying they are fearful for their own safety and are feeling anxious all the time?
  12. DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he stand by all his statements on building activity; if so, how?

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