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Parliament: Oral Questions - 20 February 2019

Oral Questions - 20 February 2019

Questions to Ministers

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

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

3. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What standards, if any, are there for motels that are providing Government-funded temporary and emergency accommodation for people who need it?

4. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Are bids for Budget 2019 assessed using the Treasury’s updated cost benefit analysis model?

5. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: Why did the Government establish the Tax Working Group?

6. Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he stand by all his statements on the New Zealand - China relationship?

7. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he stand by his statements and actions in relation to the Provincial Growth Fund?

8. JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: Does the coalition Government intend to ensure better and more consistent quality in home-based early childhood education; if so, how?

9. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How many social houses has this Government built that weren’t already consented or under construction under the previous Government?

10. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What plans, if any, does she have to replace the $28 billion and thousands of jobs lost to the people of New Zealand, according to the NZIER report, because of her Government’s decision to ban new off-shore exploration permits?

11. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Māori Development: How does Matatini reflect the coalition Government’s priorities for Māori and the cultural identity of Aotearoa?

12. NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Education: Will he guarantee that his proposed changes for home-based early childhood education will not reduce children’s participation in early childhood education, limit labour market participation, or increase costs for parents?

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