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Parliament: Oral Questions - 2 August 2017

Oral Questions - 2 August 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies?

2. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, “our approach to housing is succeeding”, given that just one in five New Zealanders under 40 own their own home?

3. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the New Zealand economy and the job market?

4. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does the closure of Police stations meet current Government policy?

5. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he believe his Māori Housing Network has received enough funding to succeed?

6. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that the Government has set a goal to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy by 86 percent over the next 8 years?

7. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Primary Industries: How close will Canterbury come to the limit for dairy intensification when Stage 2 of the Central Plains Water irrigation scheme is completed?

8. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding supporting New Zealanders off benefits and into work?

9. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: What responsibility does he take as Minister of Health for his Director-General of Health, who “probably overreached a bit” as said by him in the House yesterday?

10. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he believe that New Zealand has robust biosecurity in light of Mycoplasma bovis and other recent incursions?

11. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What announcements has she made on support for cultural facilities through the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund?

12. MICHAEL WOOD to the Minister of Transport: Does he think after nine years of a National-led Government that traffic congestion in Auckland is getting better or worse when the TomTom index shows that Auckland now has more traffic congestion than Hong Kong, and that congestion has almost doubled since 2014?

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