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. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she agree with former Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges that “while the world must progressively transition towards a low carbon future it can’t and won’t happen overnight”; if so, when will an end to exploring for oil in New Zealand happen?
  2. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement regarding the SAS actions in Afghanistan in 2010 and the alleged loss of civilian life that “so far there doesn’t appear to be new material to justify an inquiry”?
  3. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the economy?
  4. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Why has her Government cut more than $523 million from early childhood education by, among other things, removing the top funding band for services that employ 100 percent qualified teachers?
  5. DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements regarding Police numbers and allocation of Police resources?
  6. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent announcements has she made to reduce homelessness in Auckland?
  7. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by his answers to Oral Questions No 6 and No 11 on Tuesday this week?
  8. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Communications: What reports has he received on the implementation of New Zealand’s Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan?
  9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Should New Zealanders get a say over whether a private company can extract glacial water flowing out of a national park in the heart of the South West New Zealand Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage area?
  10. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister for the Environment: When will the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill be ready for committee stage?
  11. POTO WILLIAMS to the Minister for Disability Issues: Is the withdrawal of services for 1,200 disability support users across the country the “significant culture change” for the disability support system that she announced earlier this month?
  12. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Small Business: What recent announcements has she made on how the Government is supporting small businesses to save time and effort using online platforms?

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