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Parliament: Oral Questions - 27 March 2018

Oral Questions - 27 March 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement, “We have a high standard of expectation for our ministers”; and does she believe her Government is adhering to these high standards?

2. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Deputy Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

3. KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What recent announcements has he made regarding the Reserve Bank?

4. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

5. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: What specific criteria is he using to determine which projects will be funded by the Provincial Growth Fund?

6. PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What are the main benefits expected from the announcement he made at UNITEC earlier this week?

7. Hon MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Defence: Does he stand by all of his statements?

8. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Is she committed to playing a part in reducing global carbon emissions?

9. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister for Economic Development: What announcements has the Government made regarding the hosting of the 36th America’s Cup?

10. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: When he stated yesterday, regarding the proposed residential development at UNITEC, “The reason we have government is to take some of the risk, to share some of the risk to make it easy for the private sector to come in and develop”, what risk was he referring to?

11. Hon SCOTT SIMPSON to the Associate Minister for the Environment: Does she accept that a Minister should not interfere in the independence of the Environmental Protection Authority, particularly in its employment of its Chief Scientist; if so, why did she instruct her office on 15 December to email a copy of a highly critical article about the Chief Scientist to the Chief Executive with the subject “Great article”?

12. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does he agree with the statement by Rt Hon Winston Peters on electoral law regarding MPs joining other parties, when he stated, “Members of Parliament have to be free to follow their conscience. They were elected to represent their constituents, not swear an oath of blind allegiance to a political party. If an MP feels that membership in another elected party better serves his or her constituents then that can be put to the test at election time”?

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