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Oral Questions - 27 June 2017

Oral Questions - 27 June 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. Rt Hon Winston Peters to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue; if so, how does he do that?

2. Melissa Lee to the Minister of Finance: What feedback has he received from the public and businesses on Budget 2017?

3. Andrew Little to the Prime Minister: Have all the answers given by him and given on his behalf to questions in this House regarding Todd Barclay been fully accurate and complete?

4. David Seymour to the Minister for Food Safety: What is the cost to restaurants of a bespoke custom Food Control Plan for a burger in time and money?

5. Stuart Smith to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding market access for bovine blood products?

6. Grant Robertson to the Minister of Finance: Is the New Zealand economy delivering for all New Zealanders, in particular the 41,000 who are homeless, the 533,000 who could not afford to go to the doctor last year, or the 90,000 young people not in employment, education, or training?

7. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi to the Associate Minister of Justice: What announcements have been made as part of Budget 2017 about the Government’s investment to reduce youth crime?

8. Metiria Turei to the Minister for the Environment: Tū ai a ia i runga i te mana o tana kōrero, “there is a real fairness problem with charging bottled water for export”?
Translation: Does he stand by his statement that “there is a real fairness problem with charging bottled water for export”?

9. Phil Twyford to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he think the number of sales to first home buyers in Auckland falling to the lowest level in 12 years is a “problem of success”?

10. Dr Shane Reti to the Associate Minister of Health: What announcements has she made regarding the Pacific Health Scholarships?

11. Marama Davidson to the Minister of Education: Tū ai a ia i runga i te mana o tana kōrero, “we have some real issues in terms of the workforce around te reo”, ā, he mea tērā “looking at” e ia, nā, ka whakaūngia e Te Minita te tukunga o tētahi mahere e mea ana, ka pēhea tā Te Kāwanatanga whakawhanake i te raukaha o te opemahi ki te whakaako i Te Reo Māori ki roto i ngā kura?

Translation: Does she stand by her statement that “we have some real issues in terms of the workforce around te reo” and that it was something she would be “looking at”; if so, will the she commit to releasing a plan on how the Government will develop workforce capacity for teaching te reo Māori in schools?

12. Stuart Nash to the Minister of Police: Does she believe her Government has to accept any responsibility for the fact that almost 60 percent of Police staff do not believe New Zealand Police delivers on the promises it makes to the public; if not, why not?

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