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Oral Questions - 8 August 2017

Oral Questions - 8 August 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Did the Auckland transport announcement he made on Sunday include any acceleration of his Government’s plan to wait 30 years to build rail to the airport; if not, why not?

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

3. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of the New Zealand economy?

4. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he agree with the statement of the Prime Minister that a shortage of rentals is “a problem of success”?

5. MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Tourism: What announcements has she made about the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund?

6. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his statements?

7. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Does he agree with the authors of an open letter to him reported on Checkpoint yesterday that comments he made on Southern District Health Board “suggesting one of our departments is ‘toxic’” and that the district health board “is a ‘cot case’ are particularly unhelpful”; if so, will he now apologise for those comments?

8. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for the Environment: What are the next steps in the Government’s programme to improve New Zealand fresh water, and what specific lakes and rivers will benefit from these initiatives?

9. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Conservation: Does she support the locking of gates across public walking tracks on conservation land to facilitate mining?

10. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister of Immigration: Is it acceptable that, after nine years of a National-led Government, there are business owners charging thousands of dollars for jobs that lead to residence?

11. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Does his Government take immigration fraud seriously; if so, how?

12. IAN McKELVIE to the Associate Minister for Primary Industries: What recent announcement has the Government made regarding forestry regulations?

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