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Parliament: Oral Questions - 15 May 2018

Oral Questions - 15 May 2018

Questions to Ministers

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

2. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What effect will additional borrowing and the proposed increase in petrol tax and levies have on the New Zealand economy?

3. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: Will the Government demonstrate fiscal responsibility in Budget 2018; if so, how?

4. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: When he told the media last week in relation to KiwiBuild that “The important thing is to have some clear guidelines out there, make them transparent and stick to them”, what did he mean?

5. Hon NATHAN GUY to the Minister for Biosecurity: Does he stand by all his statements and actions in relation to Mycoplasma bovis?

6. MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How will KiwiBuild help developers build new homes for Kiwi families?

7. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his actions and statements on fuel taxes?

8. JAMIE STRANGE to the Minister of Education: What actions has the coalition Government taken to work with New Zealanders to develop a future vision of education?

9. Hon ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Children: Does she stand by her statement in relation to childcare services that “We need to know who the kids are; what places are best going to meet their needs; and then match them”?

10. Hon SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Does he stand by his statement on Q+A, in respect of New Zealand businesses, “if a small change to the minimum wage is going to be that detrimental to them, they don’t sound resilient”?

11. ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding the Growing Up in New Zealand study?

12. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister of Employment: Does he stand by his joint press statement with the Minister for Social Development of 16 March 2018, which said “Seasonal work can be a good option for many people looking to get back into work and for some could provide the type of work life and meaningful employment they are seeking”; if so, what is his policy response to jobseekers who would rather stay on the dole than take up one of the 7,000 fruit-picking job vacancies that are available?

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