House Highlights - 9 May, 2012
During yesterday's Question Time, Hon Dr Nick Smith asked the Minister of Finance: What steps has the Government taken to responsibly manage its finances and stop the increase in public debt?
Metiria Turei to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by his statement that “The welfare system will always be there to support those who genuinely need it”?
Denis O'Rourke to the Prime Minister: Did he involve Auckland City Council in discussions he or his staff had with SkyCity about a national convention centre in Auckland during 2009 and 2010?
Grant Robertson to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How many people will lose access to some or all of their student allowance as a result of the changes he announced last week?
Jacinda Ardern to the Minister for Social Development: What proportion of the 87,000 young people not in employment, training or education will be assisted by her youth services package?
Holly Walker to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What official advice, if any, has he received about how increasing the student loan repayment rate will impact on young families and those on low incomes?
Other items on the agenda -
International Finance Agreements Amendment Bill - First Reading:
Child Support Amendment Bill - First Reading:
Administration of Community Sentences and Orders Bill - First Reading:
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill - First Reading:
The House is sitting today from 2pm-6pm and 7.30pm-10pm.