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Oral Questions - 18 August 2017

Oral Questions - 18 August 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Finance: How is Budget 2017 helping support social services over the next four years?

2. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “a great country is one where children with a tough start will be supported so they can live good lives”; if so, will he back Labour’s plan to invest in mental health workers in Canterbury schools to help children affected by the earthquakes and their aftermath?

3. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Trade: What recent announcements has the Government made on trade?

4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how can he do that credibly?

5. TODD MULLER to the Minister for Social Development: What update can she provide on the Government’s support for those affected by the flooding in Edgecumbe and the Bay of Plenty?

6. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Has he received all the funding he has requested for Māori Development initiatives from the Minister of Finance to improve the lives of Māori, during his time as Minister?

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

8. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Health: After 9 years of a National Government, is he satisfied with a health system where 533,000 people can’t afford to see their GP, nearly 60,000 don’t get recommended specialist appointments, mental health system failings are regularly in the news, and health sector leaders complain about the performance of his health ministry?

9. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister for Small Business: What recent reports has she received showing Government support for small business?

10. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with the Waikato Regional Council that dairy farm effluent compliance rates are “heading in the right direction” when less than a quarter of dairy farms it monitors comply with their resource consent conditions?

11. MAUREEN PUGH to the Associate Minister for the Environment: What recent announcements has he made to better protect New Zealand’s natural environment?

12. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she think her Government is getting value for money for the emergency and transitional motel accommodation they are paying for to house homeless New Zealanders?

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