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Parliament: Oral Questions - 4 July 2018

Oral Questions - 4 July 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

2. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government’s policies and actions?

3. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Is he confident his KiwiBuild policy will support those most in need of assistance?

4. JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: What investment in new classrooms for Auckland has the Government announced today?

5. Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: What recent decisions and actions has the Government taken about high tariff offenders?

6. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by the answer “yes, absolutely” given on his behalf yesterday when I asked him, “Do Ministers, including him, have any responsibility to ensure conflicts of interest are appropriately managed by the chief executive of the department that reports to them ..."; if so, what action has he taken to ensure all conflicts regarding the Beattie Varley review into the Counties Manukau DHB were appropriately managed?

7. PAUL EAGLE to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What is the Government doing to address predatory lending practices?

8. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he still stand by his statement to the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Committee that business confidence surveys are “junk”?

9. Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his statements and actions regarding students and teachers?

10. GARETH HUGHES to the Associate Minister of Agriculture: What extra steps, if any, are MPI taking to ensure animal abuse in the farming sector is identified and addressed effectively and without delay, following the footage released over the last week by SAFE and Farmwatch?

11. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Associate Minister of Finance: Does he believe his conduct in respect of the proposed exemption for the Te Arai property development from the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill meets the standards expected of a competent Minister?

12. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Police: Was he told of the comments made by Wally Haumaha to the 2004 Operation Austin enquiry that Louise Nicholas’ allegations were “nonsense” and that “nothing really happened and we have to stick together” during the appointment process for Mr Haumaha as Deputy Commissioner of Police; if not, when did he first learn about those comments?

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