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Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday 22 September 2016

Questions to Ministers

1. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the performance of mixed-ownership electricity companies since their partial sale?

2. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is it correct that real disposable income per capita grew by 0.5 percent on average in the last year according to the latest Statistics NZ data, and does he think this represents working New Zealanders getting a fair share of economic growth?

3. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: How is the Government helping New Zealanders better understand what action New Zealand is taking to tackle climate change?

4. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by his statement that there is no “hard evidence” to support the Director of Fisheries Management’s claim that fish discarding is a systemic failure of the current system?

5. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Does he agree with John Key, who said when announcing the Youth Guarantees policy that “the bottom line is this – the days of 16-and-17-year-olds being able to leave school and drift along aimlessly while being financially supported by the Government are at an end?

6. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding support for children and young people in care or at risk of going into care?

7. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by his statement that “there will come a point of time where you can’t just keep adding lanes to the motorway”; and does he think that time has come for Auckland?

8. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister for Māori Development: Does he believe that the lives of Māori have improved during his time as Minister for Māori Development?

9. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: What recent announcement has he made about supporting young Pacific people into sustainable employment, education, and training?

10. DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Local Government: Does he stand by all his statements?

11. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Small Business: How will small businesses benefit from this Government’s move to reduce the time it takes to complete business surveys?

12. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by all his statements?

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