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Oral Questions - 28 June 2017

Oral Questions - 28 June 2017

Questions to Ministers
1. IAN MCKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of the rural economy?

2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Have he or any of his Ministers ever deviated from the ministerial standards he expects, in order to maintain the House’s confidence in the Government?

3. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Health: What work is being undertaken to ensure that from 1 July 2017, 55,000 care and support workers will begin to be paid their share of the $2 billion pay equity settlement announced earlier this year?

4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he recall his statement, “I’m sure we’ll talk about tax policy again between now and the election but we’ll deal with that at the time”; if so, were the Prime Minister’s “hints” of further tax cuts in the weekend what he was referring to?

5. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Why did he say that “we accept there is growing public concern” over bottling and exporting water for profit, and when will he address that concern by putting a charge on water bottling?

6. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: In his Prime Ministerial capacity, does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue; if so, how does he do that?

7. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Is he satisfied that all Vote Māori Development initiatives were adequately funded and planned in Budget 2017?

8. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: How is the Government supporting the primary sector to grow sustainably through science?

9. TRACEY MARTIN to the Prime Minister: In his Prime Ministerial capacity, does he stand by all his statements on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue even if facts known to him make doing so extraordinarily difficult; if so, how?

10. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Associate Minister for Social Housing: Is the demand for New Zealanders seeking emergency accommodation increasing or decreasing?

11. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister for Disability Issues: What announcements has she made regarding improved access to written materials for blind, visually impaired, and otherwise print- disabled New Zealanders?

12. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he support the negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention currently under way in New York, which would result in States’ parties agreeing to prohibit the manufacture, possession, and use of nuclear weapons; if not, why not?


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