Parliament Today 8 May 2014.

May 8th, 2014 at 12:27 pm by Jordan.M

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers 2.00PM-3.00PM

  1. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received about increasingly broad-based growth in the economy?
  2. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in the expenditure figures used in Budget 2014?
  3. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Housing: What progress is the Government making in addressing the housing supply and affordability issues, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch?
  4. HOLLY WALKER to the Minister of Immigration: Has he discussed issues relating to his immigration portfolio at Cabinet Club events; if so, on how many occasions?
  5. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: Does he stand by his statement, “The Government is committed to supporting as many Kiwi families as possible to achieve the goal of owning their own home”; if so, is home ownership increasing or decreasing according to the latest Census?
  6. MIKE SABIN to the Minister of Police: What steps are the Police taking to ensure psychoactive substances are removed from the market?
  7. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Finance: Will he use a financial veto on the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill to stop families from having 26 weeks paid parental leave?
  8. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Will he rule out granting mineral exploration permits in Pureora Forest Park?
  9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Did the Government instruct Immigration New Zealand to review the Investor Plus scheme of $10 million; if so, for what reason?
  10. CLAUDETTE HAUITI to the Minister of Health: What investment will the Government make in Budget 2014 to help fight rheumatic fever?
  11. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government able to claim its management of the economy is “on the right track” when Māori youth unemployment continues to be unacceptably high at 22.1 percent, which is higher than when they took office, and nearly four times higher than the latest population-wide unemployment rate?
  12. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Immigration: Why did he personally call on Donghua Liu to receive his representations on immigration policy following Donghua Liu making a donation to the National Party?

Today Labour are asking about the upcoming budget, home ownership, paid parental leave, and immigration policy. The Greens are asking about the Cabinet Club, and about mineral exploration. New Zealand First is asking about immigration. The Mana Party is asking about  Māori youth unemployment.

Patsy of the day goes to Claudette Hauiti for Question 10: What investment will the Government make in Budget 2014 to help fight rheumatic fever?

Government Bills 3.00PM – 6.00PM.

1. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill – Committee Stage

2. Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill – Committee Stage

The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill is being guided through the house by the Minsiters for the Arts, Chris Finlayson QC. This bill replaces the Historic Places Act 1993, which established the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (Pouhere Taonga), to rename the Trust as Heritage New Zealand and reform its governance and structure.

The Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill  is being guided through the house by the Minister of Commerce, Craig Foss. This bill proposes amendments to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003 and the repeal of the Credit (Repossession) Act 1997. The objects of the bill are the reform of the legislation governing consumer credit contracts.

 

Tags: ,

9 Responses to “Parliament Today 8 May 2014.”

  1. lolitasbrother (479 comments) says:

    Parliament Today is relatively pointless Farrar,
    get real,we can see for ourselves the meaningless answer
    Remove this drivel politic

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 5 You need to be logged in to vote
  2. srylands (386 comments) says:

    Seriously? It is his blog. He can post what he wants.

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  3. Akaroa (541 comments) says:

    I tend to agree with lolitasbrother.

    In my view, the only value in either watching or reading the arrant party political exchanges that comprise Parliament Today is that derived by committed political junkies.

    I find most of it highly predictable point-scoring with little value beyond the ‘Yah-boo-sucks-so-there!’ school of political comment

    (Sighs) Actually, having said that, I guess there’s room on the planet – and in what is after all David Farrar’s blog – for “committed political junkies’ as well as for we more normal folk.

    Live and let live, eh?

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1 You need to be logged in to vote
  4. Sir Cullen's Sidekick (788 comments) says:

    Michael Woodhouse will be deadhouse by lunch time. Winston is asking immigration questions…bye bye Woodhouse….

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 3 You need to be logged in to vote
  5. virtualmark (1,474 comments) says:

    Can someone please give Hone an honest and direct answer to question 11 …

    Vote: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  6. dime (9,441 comments) says:

    “CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Will he rule out granting mineral exploration permits in Pureora Forest Park?”

    hope not.

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  7. peterwn (3,163 comments) says:

    lolita’s brother – it is his blog. If you think it is too boring and middle of the road, then try Whaleoil or The Standard – one of these may appeal better to your tastes.

    Vote: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  8. jp_1983 (188 comments) says:

    The Duck gets kicked out again, so to the annoying demoted Hipkins

    Vote: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote
  9. OneTrack (2,613 comments) says:

    Some of these questions are really depressing. We need a better opposition.

    Vote: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0 You need to be logged in to vote

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.