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Oral Questions - 4 July 2017

Oral Questions - 4 July 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the level of confidence in the New Zealand economy?

2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Has he asked his housing Ministers for a report of how many affordable houses have been built in the Auckland Special Housing Areas; if not, why not?

3. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Before making a statement on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue, does he check all the facts?

4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the statement, “New Zealand’s productivity story is continuing to worsen, relative to our previous history and relative to Australia and our major trading partners”; if not, what specifically in that statement does he disagree with?

5. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent announcements has she made regarding social housing in the Hutt Valley?

6. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Building and Construction: E hia ngā whare ka taea te hoko, kua waihangatia i ngā Takiwā Waihanga Whare Motuhake, o Tāmaki-makau-rau?

Translation: How many affordable homes have been built in Auckland’s Special Housing Areas?

7. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he agree with Te Matapihi, the national Māori housing organisation, that nine years of inaction by his Government is the reason for a huge decline in Māori and Pasifika homeownership; if so, what does he think this says about his Māori housing initiatives?

8. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on digital fluency in schools?

9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: By how much has annual funding for the Environmental Legal Assistance Fund been cut since 2013/14?

10. NUK KORAKO to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration: What announcements has she made regarding the Christchurch Cathedral?

11. RON MARK to the Minister of Health: Is he concerned about the Government’s ability to meet New Zealanders’ need for specialist appointments; if not, why not?

12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of the statements that he has made, or have been made, on his behalf in this House regarding the Todd Barclay case?

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