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Parliament: Oral Questions - 2 May 2019

Oral Questions - 2 May 2019

Questions to Ministers

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

2. KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education): What recent announcements has he made about growing and strengthening an education workforce that can integrate te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga and students in Aotearoa New Zealand?

3. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: In his view, is a strong employment market an important part of ensuring the well-being of New Zealanders; if so, can he confirm that job growth was negative in the first three months of this year?

4. JO LUXTON to the Minister for Trade and Export Growth: What progress, if any, is the Government making on increasing trade and export growth?

5. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Police: When was he first advised by Police that there had been an alleged unauthorised disclosure of Police information to a media outlet, and when was he first advised that the Police Commissioner had directed an investigation be commenced into that disclosure?

6. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: What is his best estimate of the cost of increasing access to mental health and addiction services from the current target of 3 percent to 20 percent of the population, which was identified as an indicative target in the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction?

7. PAUL EAGLE to the Minister for Building and Construction: What recent announcements has she made about the building and construction industry in New Zealand?

8. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister of Employment: Does he stand by his approach to Mana in Mahi, and how many Māori participants are involved in the Mana in Mahi programme?

9. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: When can renters expect to see legislation introduced to reform the Residential Tenancies Act and protect their right to a secure home?

10. NICOLA WILLIS to the Associate Minister of Education: Does she accept responsibility for waiting times for early intervention support climbing from an average of 74 days in May 2018 to an average of 106 days now, and by what date will she deliver a reduction in waiting times to fewer than 74 days?

11. JAMIE STRANGE to the Minister of Employment: What recent reports has he seen on the labour market?

12. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Statistics: Does he stand by his statement regarding Census 2018 that “the input was sub-optimal, but the output is optimal”?

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