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Oral Questions - 26 July 2017

Oral Questions - 26 July 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement yesterday that the Ministry of Social Development Household Incomes report shows “both lower and higher income households are getting the benefit of a strong and growing economy”; if so, does that statement take into account rising housing costs?

2. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealanders’ rising incomes?

3. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Social Development: How many people on benefits are currently homeless?

4. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she agree with the Prime Minister’s statement about the Government spending $140,000 a day on putting homeless people into motels “I don’t know why people are complaining about this”?

5. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What announcements has she made about changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how?

7. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Social Development: What announcements has she made recently regarding support for young people who are not in education, employment, or training?

8. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he stand by all his statements?

9. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the Government has invested $77.8 million into the roll-out of the national bowel screening programme to date, and that the first eligible residents are now being invited to take part?

10. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Can he confirm that the business case for the Third Main Rail Line in Auckland says completing this project will take 400 heavy vehicles off the road each week, reduce travel times for five million rail passengers, and save 300 hours for freight services each year?

11. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement in regards to elective surgeries, “we’ve been very transparent around the targets we are hitting those targets”?

12. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Building and Construction: How many additional homes will be brought forward, and in what areas, as a consequence of the Government’s support for councils through the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund?

Questions to Members

1. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Member in charge of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2): What indications of support has he received for the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2)?

2. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Member in charge of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2): What are the main objectives of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2)?

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