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Parliament: Oral Questions - 4 April 2018

Oral Questions - 4 April 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the Government’s financial statements?

2. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers?

3. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies and proposals?

4. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Transport: Why is the Government proposing to cut the state highway improvement budget by two-thirds over the next 10 years, from a mid-point of $1.375 billion next year, to just $425 million in 2028?

5. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he think there will be a greater or lesser level of investment in New Zealand’s regions in the next few years when he takes into account investment by the Provincial Growth Fund, other Government investments such as road transport funding, and private sector investment, both domestic and foreign?

6. KIERAN McANULTY to the Minister of Transport: Why does the Government’s draft policy statement on land transport contain increases in investment in safety and local and regional roads?

7. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media: Does she stand by all her statements and actions?

8. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: What steps has he taken to ensure Deloitte, as independent reviewer of the $90 million National Oracle Solution Programme, is independent of the companies under review?

9. JAMIE STRANGE to the Minister of Education: What progress has been made in setting up a review of the Tomorrow’s Schools model?

10. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does he stand by his statement that his Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill does not allow party leaders to remove members of Parliament when section 55A states that the seat of a member of Parliament becomes vacant when the party leader delivers the appropriate written notice to the Speaker?

11. JO HAYES to the Minister for Whānau Ora: Does he agree with his reported comments to Māori Television on 31 October last year that he expected the review process of Whānau Ora to begin within the first 100 days of Government?

12. KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What is he doing to ensure the safety of New Zealand consumers?

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