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Today in the House, during Question Time, Tracey Martin ased the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement "We know that great teaching and learning goes on in our schools, but having modern learning environments just makes the whole process of raising achievement for all our young people that much easier"?
David Parker to the Minister of Finance: Has the asset sale programme met all five tests he set in Budget 2011; if not, does he accept responsibility for any of its failures?
Russel Norman to the Minister of Finance: Is he confident that more than 85 percent of Meridian Energy remains owned by New Zealanders?
Jacinda Ardern to the Minister for Social Development: How many children has her Government lifted out of poverty since 2009, if any?
Other items on the agenda: Judicature Modernisation Bill - First Reading:
Taxation (Annual Rates, Foreign Superannuation, and Remedial Matters) Bill - Second Reading:
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill - Second Reading:
During Question Time, Dr Russel Norman asked the Minister of Science and Innovation: Did GNS Science undertake work modelling the groundwater in the Ruataniwha Plains in 2012 and 2013; and was the contract completed fully?
Hon Kate Wilkinson to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the economy – and particularly indicators of business confidence and employment intentions?
Hon David Parker to the Minister of Finance: What is the range of estimates, if any, of the number of first home buyers in Auckland who will be excluded from the housing market due to the new Loan to Value ratio restrictions?
Jacinda Ardern to the Minister of Housing: How many children and young people are currently homeless, as defined by Statistics New Zealand?
Hon Peter Dunne to the Minister for the Environment: Does the Government have any plans to introduce legislation to overturn the recent High Court decision on the Manawatu Wanganui Regional Council's One Plan?
Sue Moroney to the Associate Minister of Social Development: Does he support the continuation of boot camps for youth offenders?
Other items on the agenda:
Government Motion on Notice No 1 - 26th September, 2013
Government Motion of Notice No 2 - 26th September, 2013
Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill - Committee stage - taken as one debate - Part 1
Insolvency Practitioners Bill - Second reading
Parliament is currently in recess. The next sitting is on the 15th October 2013 from 2pm.
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