QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS
1. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government’s economic programme supporting stronger regional job growth?
2. Hon SHANE JONES to the Minister of Commerce: Is he aware of demands being made by the Countdown supermarket group for retrospective payments from New Zealand suppliers, with threats Countdown will not stock their products?
3. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister for Economic Development: Why is the Government holding up economic development in Auckland’s CBD, according to Auckland City officials, by delaying the opening of the City Rail Link until 2025?
4. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received about the state of the nation in relation to social outcomes?
5. DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: Is he aware of any proposals to transport asbestos-contaminated material from the Christchurch rebuild to sub-standard landfills?
6. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied New Zealanders are receiving timely and affordable healthcare?
7. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Housing: What reports has he received on positive progress being advanced on the Government’s Housing agenda?
8. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s statement on the minimum wage that “I think we’ve been pretty fair in what we’ve done in the past and we probably will be in the future”?
9. CLAUDETTE HAUITI to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How are the National Science Challenges bringing together the best scientific talent across New Zealand?
10. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister for Economic Development: Will he commit to spending the $41m on reducing child poverty, after signalling that he might not now give that money to Team New Zealand to compete in the next America’s Cup?
11. Dr RAJEN PRASAD to the Minister of Immigration: When he said in response to an oral question on 29 January 2014 that it was “a pretty simple process … to alert immigration authorities” what was his understanding of the process a complainant would go through?
12. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Associate Minister of Transport: What progress is being made in improving road safety?