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Oral Questions - 25 July 2017

Oral Questions - 25 July 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the Todd Barclay matter; if so, how?

2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence that his housing and social Ministers have homelessness under control, given the number of grants for emergency housing has almost hit 30,000 in nine months, when only 1,400 were expected for the whole year?

3. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government helping councils increase housing supply?

4. MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Transport: Will he be committing any more resources to State Highway 35 over and above what was announced yesterday that would enable other road upgrades, and not just toilets and rest stops?

5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Why is it a higher priority for him to cut taxes for members of Parliament than it is to invest more money than is in Budget 2017 into health, housing, or education, or to immediately restart contributions to the New Zealand Super Fund?

6. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received regarding household incomes?

7. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by his decision not to order an inquiry into the treatment of Ministry of Transport whistleblowers who were made redundant in a restructuring influenced by convicted fraudster Joanne Harrison, when I asked him to do so on March 16, 2017?

8. MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What recent announcements has he made about the Government’s Regional Research Institutes initiative?

9. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Social Development: Does she believe that the Ministry of Social Development has a responsibility to treat unemployed people, sole parents, and people with disabilities with respect and dignity, and ensure every person on a benefit has all the support they are entitled to?

10. 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?

11. Hon JO GOODHEW to the Minister of Civil Defence: What reports has he received on the impact of severe weather conditions across parts of Otago and Canterbury?

12. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister of Finance and the Minister for Economic Development; if so, how?

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