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Questions For Oral Answer October 13


1. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Will he be formally raising the issue of New Zealanders detained in Australia when he meets with Malcolm Turnbull later on this week?

2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “I don’t want to ban foreigners from buying residential property”?

3. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the outlook for the world economy, and what are the consequences for the New Zealand economy?

4. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement “in the order of about 1,000” people with New Zealand citizenship could be deported here from Australia due to criminal convictions?

5. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Trade: What recent progress has he made in improving access to international markets and supporting New Zealand exporters to grow and create new jobs?

6. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What is the estimated cost to Vote Health of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?

7. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Economic Development: How would the Trans-Pacific Partnership help regional New Zealand?

8. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Minister of Trade: Will he release the full details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement immediately, given that the 12 Asia-Pacific countries have concluded their negotiations?

9. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that the Government’s top fiscal priority is “returning to surplus this year and maintaining surpluses in the future”?

10. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for the Environment: What specific species and natural features does the Government aim to protect from the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary announced by the Prime Minister at the United Nations in New York on 28 September?

11. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Women: Does she stand by the Prime Minister’s statement on the gender pay gap that “I don’t think it’s discrimination, it’s just the occupations they are more typically involved in”?

12. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by his statement, “I want to do things as Housing Minister that are going to make a material difference to my kids and their generation having access to more affordable homes”; if so, is he still confident he can do that under the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?


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