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Parliament: Oral Questions - 26 September 2018

Oral Questions - 26 September 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL 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 his Government’s statements and actions relating to Derek Handley and the Government Chief Technology Officer role?

3. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister of Employment: Is he confident his Government is bringing “Mana in Mahi”; if so, how?

4. PAUL EAGLE to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What steps, if any, is the Government taking to ensure Housing New Zealand is a world-class and compassionate public-housing landlord focused on tenant well-being?

5. Hon CHRISTOPHER FINLAYSON to the Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

6. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Has he seen reports that “the cost of living is rising before our eyes”; if so, does he accept that this Government’s policies are increasing the cost of living for New Zealanders?

7. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she stand by her reported statement that she will “consider giving the oil companies more time to fulfil their commitments on the permits”; if so, which permits are currently facing a “drill or drop” decision in the next two years?

8. Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Conservation: Will she postpone the cull of tahr announced to commence this weekend until a more sustainable plan has been developed and consulted on with hunter groups and the Game Animal Council?



9. Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Is she confident of the Government’s spending priorities in the education portfolio?

10. GREG O'CONNOR to the Minister of Police: What recent announcements has the Government made to support crime prevention in our communities?

11. Hon SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Does he stand by his answer in the House last week where he stated he was confident the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, as reported back by select committee, had a parliamentary majority?

12. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of State Services: How many incorrect statements have now been made by Ministers over the process, appointment, disclosures, and non-disclosures over the Government’s Chief Technology Officer, and who is responsible for these?

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