Questions for Oral Answer.
Questions to Ministers 2.00PM -3.00PM
- Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies?
- Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement relating to an increased level of household saving that it “is a necessary foundation for more sustainable growth in the medium and longer terms”?
- Hon KATE WILKINSON to the Minister of Finance: what recent reports has he received about the outlook for the New Zealand economy?
- Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Is he satisfied with the current immigration policy settings?
- Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by the Cost to the Crown of the Canterbury Rebuild presented in Budget 2014?
- DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has he made on funding for transport?
- SUE MORONEY to the Minister for Social Development: Will she agree to establish a cross-party taskforce to address the rates of child abuse and domestic violence in New Zealand as described in The People’s Report: ?
- JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Will she support a Child Poverty Act that sets out targets and measures for eliminating child poverty as recommended by the Tick4kids campaign; if not, why not?
- MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Economic Development: What announcements has he made about the future direction of the Government’s Business Growth Agenda?
- GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he agree with the Minister of Finance that workers “have a right to expect to see some of the benefits” of growth in the economy?
- JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: How will consumers benefit from the improvements to consumer law that come into effect today?
- PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: Will New Zealand return to its historic average levels of house prices to incomes and house prices to rents under his Government’s housing policies; if so, how long will it take for this to occur?
Today Labour are asking about household savings, the cost of the Canterbury rebuild, establishing a cross party taskforce on child abuse, workers and the benefits of economic growth, and house prices. The Greens are asking about whether the Prime Minister stands by all his statements and child poverty legislation. New Zealand First is asking about immigration.
Patsy question of the day goes to Mark Mitchell for Question 9: What announcements has he made about the future direction of the Government’s Business Growth Agenda?
Government Bills 3.00PM – 6.00PM and 7.30PM-10.00PM.
1. Appropriation (2014/15 Estimates) Bill -Consideration in Committee
2. Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Bill – Committee Stage
3. Vulnerable Children Bill – Committee Stage
The Appropriation (2014/15 Estimates) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Finance, Bill English. This bill seeks parliamentary authorisation of the individual appropriations contained in The Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand for the year ending 30 June 2015 .
The Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Revenue, Todd McClay. This taxation omnibus bill introduces amendments to various Inland Revenue Acts.
The Vulnerable Children Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister for 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.