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Oral Questions - 10 August 2017

Oral Questions - 10 August 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all his statements on immigration fraud?

2. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the outlook for New Zealand’s economy?

3. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he think Aucklanders should have the opportunity to contribute to the cost of the city’s transport projects, or does he think taxpayers throughout New Zealand should pay all the costs of Auckland’s growth?

4. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he support the mining of 50 million tonnes of seabed in the South Taranaki Bight where blue whales feed?

5. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that after 9 years of a National Government that all children and young people are receiving all the support that they need to succeed in education?

6. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for the Environment: How will the Government’s changes to the National Policy Statement on Fresh Water, to be gazetted today, improve the recreational and ecological health of our lakes, rivers, and aquifers?

7. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: Why did he say yesterday in the House, “I do not need to check with DHBs around that”, when asked if he was sure about his claim that every other district health board is currently “managing to deliver the operations that are needed”?

8. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s reported statement that there is no need for a fuel tax to pay for Auckland’s transport?

9. RON MARK to the Minister of Transport: How much was originally funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency to complete the Brynderwyn Hills Road improvements; and how much is it now?

10. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on horticulture’s contribution to New Zealand’s economic and social wellbeing?

11. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in Hon Dr Nick Smith?

12. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Communications: What progress can he report on the rollout of the Ultrafast Broadband and Rural Broadband Initiatives?


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