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Oral Questions - 9 August 2017

Oral Questions - 9 August 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making on the $32.5 billion infrastructure programme over the next four years identified in Budget 2017?

2. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Does he believe it is a sign of success that after nine years of this Government the wage gap between Māori and Pākehā now sits at $213 a week?

3. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his policies?

4. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Women: What reports has she received about the progress of women in New Zealand?

5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is he satisfied that after nearly nine years of a National Government, that all New Zealanders are getting a fair share of any economic growth?

6. TODD MULLER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he received on the “bright” outlook for the horticulture sector?

7. 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 credibly do that?

8. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Why is the Government prepared to wait up to 30 years before funding light rail to Auckland Airport?

9. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received regarding reductions in the number of people receiving a benefit?

10. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Can he confirm that yesterday’s announcement of grants to clean up rivers and lakes was actually first promised in 2014 and it’s taken him three years to do it?

11. JOANNE HAYES to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made on the progress of the Christchurch Schools Rebuild Programme?

12. JENNY SALESA to the Minister of Health: Does he take any responsibility after nine years of a National-led Government for delivering a health system where in just four weeks more than 700 elective surgeries in Auckland have been postponed, leading to clinicians saying “it’s not a sustainable system”?

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