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Parliament: Oral Questions - 7 December 2017

Oral Questions - 7 December 2017

Questions to Ministers

1. PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What does the briefing he received as incoming Minister say about the impact KiwiBuild will have?

2. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction: Does she stand by all her statements?

3. Hon STEVEN JOYCE to the Minister of Finance: Can he confirm that from 1 April 2018 people earning the full-time average wage who are single with no children, families with grown-up children, and young couples starting out with no children will all pay more personal income tax than they would do from that date under the law as it currently stands?

4. JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: What reaction has he seen to the Government’s fees-free tertiary education policy?

5. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Transport: Which specific and identifiable roading projects are a priority for the Government?

6. Hon NATHAN GUY to the Minister of Agriculture: What specific costs were identified in the paper he received on 16 November 2017 in relation to creating separate entities for Forestry, Fisheries, Biosecurity, and Food Safety?

7. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Veterans: Does he stand by all his statements?

8. Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: Does she plan to reduce the number of people on benefits; if so, how does she plan do this?

9. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Justice: What reform is she planning to make to the Official Information Act 1982?

10. VIRGINIA ANDERSEN to the Attorney-General: What evidence did the Report of the Havelock North Drinking Water Inquiry: Stage 2 find regarding undue delay and prevarication in addressing poor drinking water quality?

11. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Forestry: Does he agree with the statement in the Speech from the Throne, “This government is committed to a new planting programme, planting 100 million trees a year to reach a billion more trees in 10 years”?

12. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: What is her target for Government research and development spending over the next 3 years to help her achieve the coalition Government’s goal of spending 2 percent of New Zealand GDP on research and development?


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