Parliament 12 February 2013

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers 2.00 PM -3.00PM

  1. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  2. PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in its infrastructure investment programme and how will this contribute to building a more productive and competitive economy?
  3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister of Building and Construction?
  4. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What recent announcements has the Government made to enable students and their parents to make more informed choices about their career and study options?
  5. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister for Economic Development: Will he implement the recommendations for jobs and economic development made in Greenpeace’s Energy Revolution report researched and co-authored by the German Aerospace Centre – advisers to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – and the University of Technology, Sydney?
  6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: What is the total number and value of contracts held by Mainzeal Property and Construction in respect of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery rebuild?
  7. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Did the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade provide him with advice regarding the visit of Benny Wenda to New Zealand and the possibility of Mr Wenda speaking at a meeting in ; if so, what was that advice?
  8. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Housing: What steps is the Government taking to improve housing affordability?
  9. Su’a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Does he stand by his Government’s 2011 election promise of “170,000 more jobs”; if so, why have a net 30,000 New Zealanders lost their jobs over the past year?
  10. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: What new initiatives is the Government taking in the fight against rheumatic fever?
  11. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all of her decisions as Minister of Education; if not, which, if any, particular decisions does she now regret?
  12. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Police: What reports has she received on the number of frontline police patrols?

This will be the first question presided over by the new speaker, David Carter. Today Labour is asking four questions, The Greens have two questions, and New Zealand First have one question. Labour is asking whether the Prime Minister stands by his statements, whether the Prime Minister has confidence in the Minister for Building and Construction (Maurice Williamson), job creation and is asking the Minister of Education which decisions, if any she regrets. The Greens are asking about “Green Jobs” and the decision of the government to refuse to let  West Papuan independence activist Benny Wenda speak at parliament. NZ First is asking about Mainzeal’s involvement in the Canterbury Rebuild.

Patsy of the day goes to Dr Jackie Blue for Question 10: What new initiatives is the Government taking in the fight against rheumatic fever?

Debate on the Prime Minister’s Statement 3.00-6.00 PM

What follows is the remainder of the Debate on the Prime Minister’s Statement, of which there is 3 hours and 23 minutes remaining.

Government Bills 7.30PM-10.00PM

1. Corrections Amendment Bill – Second Reading

The Corrections Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by Anne Tolley. The main aim of this Bill is to remove barriers to managing prisoners in a manner that is safe, secure, humane, effective, and efficient.


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