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Oral Questions - 5 July 2017

Oral Questions - 5 July 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister for Social Housing given that the Hutt housing development announced yesterday would include as few as 60 affordable homes out of the 330 to be built?

2. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree that light rail to Auckland Airport should be fast-tracked for completion in 2021; if not, why not?

3. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on trends in housing supply?

4. DENIS O'ROURKE to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by all his statements?

5. Dr MEGAN WOODS to the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration: Does she stand by her statement that a reason for cancelling the Canterbury Earthquake Learn, Prepare, Act Symposium was that “The Government was, quite rightly, focused on supporting Kaikōura and surrounding areas following the November quake”?

6. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Building and Construction: What steps has the Government taken to support councils in implementing the new law taking effect this week requiring upgrades of earthquake-prone buildings?

7. DENISE ROCHE to the Associate Minister for the Environment: Is he satisfied the Government is doing enough to reduce waste, given that the amount of waste going to landfill has increased from 2.5 million tons in 2009 to nearly 3.3 million tons in 2016?

8. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his Director-General’s claim that Canterbury District Health Board’s request in March for urgent additional mental health funding of $7.2 million to address increasing demand was “inappropriate”?

9. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent announcements has she made about the Fuel Market Financial Performance Study?

10. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Prime Minister: Why did he tell the House on 21 June with regard to the Todd Barclay matter, “I do not know what the dispute was or how it was settled”?

11. Dr SHANE RETI to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has he made following Budget 2017 in regards to increasing capacity at Northland schools and kura?

12. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: 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?

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