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Parliament: Oral Questions - 3 May 2018

Oral Questions - 3 May 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies and actions?

2. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Local Government: Has she received any advice, including the cost to ratepayers, on the 5 polls taking place on the establishment of Maori wards; if so, what was that advice?

3. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he accept that the Half year Economic and Fiscal Update shows $23.1 billion in surpluses over the next four years, additional borrowing of $10 billion in the next three years, and that the latest Crown financial statements for February 2018 show an additional $494 million is available; if so, why is the Government increasing taxes and not keeping its promise to reduce the cost of GP visits for all New Zealanders on 1 July this year?

4. Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement that “we as a state have to give people what they are entitled to, and so that is where our obligation lies.”?

5. PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister of Transport: What effect will the proposed $28 billion Auckland Transport Alignment Project have on congestion in Auckland?

6. Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Trade: Does he believe the Government did all it could to avoid the imposition of tariffs by the United States on New Zealand steel and aluminium?

7. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied with the Request for Proposals process for air ambulance helicopter services being run by the Ministry of Health?

8. MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What reports has he seen about the need for training in trades occupations?

9. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Conservation: What are her current priorities for the Conservation portfolio in the marine space?

10. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she stand by all her statements?

11. Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister responsible for Pike River Re-entry: What progress has been made on the Pike River re-entry project?

12. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he stand by all of his statements in regards to the Provincial Growth Fund; if so, will he guarantee that none of the projects funded will have outcomes considered “fanciful”?

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