Questions for Oral Answer.
Questions for Ministers 2.00PM – 3.00PM.
- DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget next month help to lock in the benefits of sustainable economic growth to support more jobs and higher incomes for New Zealanders?
- Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
- JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Economic Development: What steps is the Government taking to encourage more investment in New Zealand’s regional economies?
- CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: When did she first become aware that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority had posted hundreds of examination booklets to the wrong students?
- Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government’s policies?
- LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: What recent changes has the Government made to the social housing sector?
- Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Justice: Does she maintain that it is not in the public interest to answer all questions regarding Oravida?
- IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What reports has she received on the progress on the Remote Schools Broadband Initiative?
- Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he stand by his statement in this House on 8 August 2013 that: “We have every reason to be concerned about New Zealand’s reputation, but our action on climate change right now is not amongst those reasons.”?
- IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for ACC: On what date did ACC adopt the policy to stop paying compensation to people who refused to provide a signed, unaltered copy of the ACC167 form?
- KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Health: What progress has the Government made on capital investments in health in Counties-Manukau?
- GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement that “in hindsight” she should have noted her dinner with her husband’s fellow Oravida Ltd directors and a senior Chinese border control official in her report to Cabinet on her Ministerial visit to China in October 2013?
Today Labour are asking whether the Prime Minister has confidence in all his ministers, the incorrect posting of examination booklets, compliance with ACC procedures and, the Oravida saga. The Greens are asking about whether the Prime Minister’s stands by all his policies, and climate change. New Zealand First is asking about the Oravida Saga.
Patsy of the day goes to Ian Mckelvie for Question 8 to the Minister of ICT: What reports has she received on the progress on the Remote Schools Broadband Initiative?
Government Bills 3.00PM – 6.ooPM and 7.30PM – 10.00PM.
2. Industry Training and Apprenticeships Amendment Bill – Third Reading
3. Vulnerable Children Bill – Second Reading
4. Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill – Second Reading
5. Trade (Safeguard Measures) Bill – Third Reading
The Industry Training and Apprenticeships Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister for Employment, Steven Joyce. This bill proposes amendments to the Industry Training Act 1992 and the Education Act 1989, and repeal of the Modern Apprenticeship Training Act 2000 to implement the findings of the industry training review undertaken by the Government in 2011 and 2012.
The Vulnerable Children Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Social Development, Paula Bennett. This is an omnibus bill that proposes establishing the Vulnerable Children Act and the Child Harm Prevention Orders Act. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to protect and improve the well-being of vulnerable children.
The Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy. This bill seeks to implement the Government’s decisions on the regulation of foreign charter vessels following allegations of mistreatment and underpayment of foreign crews.
The Trade (Safeguard Measures) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Commerce, Craig Foss. This bill implements a new safeguards regime for New Zealand.