Parliament Today January 30

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers 2.00PM-3.00PM. 

  1. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the outlook for the economy this year – and particularly for monetary policy and interest rates?
  2. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Will the Government be announcing a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2030; if so, when?
  3. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree that asset and income inequality have increased over the past 30 years; if not, why not?
  4. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received on the progress of the Government’s welfare reforms?
  5. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Defence: Why did he decide to source new training aircraft for the Royal New Zealand Air Force from Wichita Kansas rather than Hamilton New Zealand despite a 40-year relationship with the New Zealand company, Pacific Aerospace?
  6. COLIN KING to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How is the Government supporting genetics research in the sheep and beef sector?
  7. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister of Defence: Is he satisfied with all aspects of the Air Force deal to buy 11 American T-6C aircraft; if so, why?
  8. JACINDA ARDERN to the Deputy Prime Minister: Does he agree with the Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty that “The available evidence overwhelmingly supports greater investment in the early years of a child’s life”?
  9. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Conservation: What advice has he received about the impacts of pests on our native birds, particularly Kiwi, and how will a beech mast this year affect these birds survival?
  10. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister of Labour: Will he commit to regulating the hours of work in the forestry sector immediately, given there have been 11 worker deaths in the sector in the past 13 months; if not, why not?
  11. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Does he stand by all his statements?
  12. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister of Corrections: What recent updates has she received on the implementation of working prisons?

Today Labour are asking four questions. These are about income inequality, defence procurement, child poverty and whether the Minister of Internal Affairs stands by all his statements. The Greens are asking about greenhouse gas emissions and deaths in the forestry industry.  New Zealand First are asking about defence procurement.

Government Bills 3.00 – 6.00PM

1. Sub Antarctic Marine Reserves Bill – Third Reading

2. Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill – Third Reading

The Sub Antarctic Marine Reserves Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Conservation, Nick Smith. It will create three new marine reserves in the Sub Antarctic region.

The Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy. This bill provides for cost recovery arising from processing of travellers in the aviation security, biosecurity, and customs areas.

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