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Oral Questions - 21 March 2017

Oral Questions - 21 March 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Has he required all his Ministers to be properly briefed on issues within their portfolios; if not, why not?

2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement “we’re not here to shy away from the hard issues”, which was tweeted from his account and then deleted?

3. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on growth and confidence in the New Zealand economy?

4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?

5. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has the Government made about family violence?

6. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for the Environment: Tū ai a ai i runga i te mana o āna kōrero i whakapūrongotia rā, he “whakaparahako”, he mahi “heahea rawa atu” te whakamahi, te kawe wai rānei a ngā kamupene pire wai?

Translation: Does he stand by his reported statements that charging companies who use or take water would be “ridiculous” and “farcical”?

7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Has he required all his Ministers to read the Cabinet Manual; if not, why not?

8. MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Education: What progress has been made on the development of a code of conduct for the teaching profession?

9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he believe the rental market is affordable and secure enough for New Zealand families; if so, why?

10. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Transport: What steps has the Government taken on strengthening New Zealand’s air services with trading partners?

11. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by his many statements last week that it’s not worth looking at a royalty on water used for bottling?

12. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Can she confirm that the Crown is liable for 42 to 48 percent of the cost of decommissioning offshore oil and gas rigs through tax and royalty rebates and, if so, what is the estimated cost to the Crown arising from rigs that will potentially be decommissioned?


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