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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. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealand’s external financial position?
  2. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by his statement in regard to water that “we need to be sure that any steps we take are fair to all users”?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that it’s “not true” that teachers can’t afford to buy a home in Auckland, given many reports of teachers leaving Auckland due to housing costs and of principals struggling to fill vacancies?
  4. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by all his statements?
  5. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has she made to improve New Zealand’s family violence legislation?
  6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with yesterday’s Dominion Post editorial, “it would be absurd for National to hand out tax cuts while refusing to restore contributions to the Cullen Fund”?
  7. NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Tourism: What announcements has she made about the Government providing more support for regional tourism infrastructure?
  8. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement, “we’ve got immigration policy settings that make sure the right people come in and the wrong people don’t … I think we’ve got the policy settings just about bang on”?
  9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Infrastructure: Why does his Housing Infrastructure Fund offer more debt to councils when the biggest high-growth local authority, Auckland Council, is already close to its debt ceiling?
  10. JAN LOGIE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  11. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Transport: What is the Government doing to improve safety and travel times on State Highway 2 between Tauranga and Waihi?
  12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Associate Minister of Education: Does she believe the Government has succeeded in her 2014 aim to “get ahead of demand” for new classrooms before serious capacity issues arise; if so, why did the Government fail to spend $54 million allocated for new schools and roll growth last year?


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