Oral Questions - 6 September 2016

Questions to Ministers

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “we are seeing a record number of houses being built”, given the current rate of dwelling consents per 1,000 New Zealanders is less than the average under the previous Labour Government, and less than half the record level?

  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

  3. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Finance: How is redistribution through the income tax and income support systems helping support New Zealand families?

  4. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she stand by her statement in relation to homelessness that “we’ve got a demand and supply problem which we’ve been tackling for the last two years”?

  5. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Transport: What update can he provide on the Government’s recently announced $600 million Safer Roads and Roadsides Programme?

  6. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government’s policies?

  7. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements?

  8. STUART SMITH to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made regarding Communities of Learning?

  9. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he stand by his statements in this House regarding a $4 million payment to a Saudi Arabian businessman that “the New Zealand Government was also exposed to a legal claim for up to $30 million” and, when asked for an example of a similar payment, “I cannot point to any such example”?

  10. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister for Building and Housing: Can he confirm reports that building activity in Auckland grew by 32 percent in the last year to $6.9 billion and how does this compare historically in inflation-adjusted terms with previous highs in construction?

  11. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Is he satisfied that the Resource Management Act 1991 is protecting rivers and groundwater from pollution; if so, why?

  12. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: How many additional staff hours will it take for Police to attend every reported burglary?