Oral Questions – 28 November 2017

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Questions to Ministers

  1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH?to the?Prime Minister:?Does she stand by her Government?s policy that they will ?strengthen New Zealand?s democracy by increasing public participation, openness, and transparency around official information??
  2. Hon PAULA BENNETT?to the?Deputy Prime Minister:?Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL?to the?Minister of Finance:?What advice has the Government received on capital spending pressures?

  4. Hon STEVEN JOYCE?to the?Minister of Finance:?What are the estimates of the operating expenditure impacts on the Government, by year over the next four years, of implementing the policies contained in the coalition agreement between Labour and New Zealand First?
  5. Hon GERRY BROWNLEE?to the?Minister of Foreign Affairs:?What reports has he received on the effects on New Zealand of Australia?s major political, economic, and strategic relationships?
  6. Dr DUNCAN WEBB?to the?Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration:?When was she first informed about a $75 million budget blow-out on the proposed Metro Sports Facility, and what steps is she taking to get this project back on track?
  7. Hon AMY ADAMS?to the?Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety:?Does he stand by all his statements on paid parental leave?
  8. Hon Dr JONATHAN COLEMAN?to the?Minister of Health:?What measureable outcomes, if any, will his policies deliver?
  9. PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN?to the?Minister for Children:?What reports has she received on the safety of children in care?
  10. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE?to the?Minister of Housing and Urban Development:?Does he agree that the best measure of the success of the Labour-led Government in increasing housing supply is to ensure that more houses are built on their watch than would otherwise have been built; if not, what is the best measure?
  11. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH?to the?Minister of Education:?How can he stand by his statement, ?We will make sure they [tertiary providers] will get the information they need in a timely way? when, five weeks before his free fees policy takes effect, those providers still have no idea of the mechanism for how it works?
  12. GARETH HUGHES?to the?Minister for Climate Change:?Why did he announce that New Zealand would aim to be carbon-neutral by 2050 at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn?