Oral questions: 7 March 2019

Questions to Ministers

1.Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have responsibility for the Government?s consideration and response to the Tax Working Group report?

2.Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How is he ensuring there is actual demand for the place and type of houses he is contracting for KiwiBuild?

3.WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the international view of the New Zealand economy?

4.Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: How many DHB-funded elective surgical procedures have been performed in the six months to 31 December 2018, and how does that compare with the corresponding period ended 31 December 2017?

5.MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What feedback has he received during his visits to institutes of technology and polytechnics as part of consultation on the reform of vocational education?

6.JENNY MARCROFT to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made regarding gifted children in New Zealand?

7.JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she expect present high wholesale electricity prices to be reflected in household power bills; if so, when?

8.Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Small Business: Has he sought specific advice on the impact of a capital gains tax on New Zealand?s 500,000 small businesses; if so, what did that advice say?

9.GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Justice: What recent reports has he seen regarding victims? views of the criminal justice system?

10.Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Statistics: Which demographics and areas of New Zealand were most under-reported in Census 2018, and what impact does he expect that will have on those areas and demographics?

11.SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by all his policies and actions around the review of vocational education and his work in the portfolio?

12.RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister for M?ori Development: Is the Ahuwhenua Trophy important for M?ori agribusiness; if so, how?