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Parliament: Oral Questions - 14 August 2018

Oral Questions - 14 August 2018

Questions to Ministers

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

2. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Treasury that “weaker confidence, in conjunction with other data, highlights the risk that growth over the coming fiscal year may be weaker than forecast in the Budget”, and the Reserve Bank that “with surveyed business confidence falling and continued softness in the housing market, GDP growth may not recover as expected”?

3. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the economy?

4. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: How many jobs, trees, or other returns does he expect to be produced or generated by the $485 million from the Provincial Growth Fund so far announced for forestry, and in what years will that money be spent?

5. Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: How many primary schools have notified the Ministry of Education that they will be open for instruction or supervision, or will close tomorrow?

6. PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister for Social Development: What response to recent employment-related announcements has the Ministry of Social Development received from businesses and industry?

7. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does her Government expect high standards from all Government departments and Ministers?

8. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: Is she aware of any Ministers in her Cabinet that support reducing the number of members of Parliament and removing the Māori seats; if so, who are those Ministers?

9. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Does she stand by all of her statements and actions in relation to the Government inquiry into the appointment process for a Deputy Police Commissioner?

10. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does he, in respect of his Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill, agree with the analysis by the Inter-Parliamentary Union in the report “The impact of political party control over the exercise of the parliamentary mandate” that describes the power of political parties to revoke the parliamentary mandate as “political party dictatorships” and which concludes “the parliamentary free mandate remains a cornerstone of democracy”?

11. Hon ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Children: Does she stand by all her statements, including her statement that children need to be “safe, loved, healthy, and educated if they are going to live well”?

12. ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister of Health: What recent announcement has he made regarding care and support for New Zealand’s most high-needs intellectual disability and mental health patients?

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