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Questions for Oral Answer - 19 October 2016

Questions to Ministers

1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “we are on the cusp of something special”, given P is cheaper and easier to get, youth unemployment has risen nearly 30 percent on his watch, and the average home in Auckland now costs over $1 million?

2. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to improve early intervention in social services as part of responsible fiscal management?

3. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how?

4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by Jonathan Coleman’s statement that the Government should have instigated a review of mental health services after years of evidence showing the system was failing people; if so, why is a review not needed now?

5. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding young people in State care?

6. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Will he make public the official advice, if any, he has received on the weapon status of the American, UK, Chinese, and French military ships scheduled to visit New Zealand in November; if not, why not?

7. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Minister of Finance: Does he think it is acceptable that 20 multinational companies paid just $1.8 million in income tax in 2014, despite recording nearly $10 billion in annual sales in New Zealand?

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8. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: Is the construction sector report released today correct, that labour productivity in the sector has increased only 1 percent since 2012; if so, will he back the industry’s call for more Government involvement in the building sector including procuring houses at scale?

9. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made about investment in education infrastructure in Christchurch?

10. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she agree with the new Police Association President Chris Cahill, who described the front line as being at “crisis point”?

12. IAN McKELVIE to the Associate Minister for Primary Industries: What recent announcements has she made regarding erosion-prone land?

Questions to Members

1. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Member responsible for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill: Why did he introduce the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill?

2. BARBARA STEWART to the Member responsible for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill: What is the intention of the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill?

3. DARROCH BALL to the Member responsible for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill: Why is it necessary for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill to be advanced at this time?

4. PITA PARAONE to the Member responsible for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill: What information will the register collect?

5. CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Member responsible for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill: What sanctions are available if a person or persons breach the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill?

6. RICHARD PROSSER to the Member responsible for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill: What indications of support has he received for the Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill?

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