Oral Questions: 2 April 2019

Questions to Ministers

1.JO LUXTON to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: Will the Government?s research and development tax incentive, which will apply from 1 April 2019, help boost R & D in New Zealand?

2.Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government?s statements, policies, and actions?

3.Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement in February 2018, ?growth is expected to continue to travel along on average at about 3 percent over the next four years?, and has he revised his view in light of annual GDP growth to December 2018 of 2.3 percent?

4.PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN?to the?Minister for Social Development:?What are the changes to superannuation and veteran?s pension rates as of 1 April 2019?

5.Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How many unsold KiwiBuild houses have been bought by the Crown as part of the underwrite and in what developments have these purchases occurred?

6.Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on delivering the Auckland Transport Alignment Project?

7.CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister of Forestry: What recent announcements has he made regarding the One Billion Trees Programme?

8.Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by all his statements and actions around the Reform of Vocational Education?

9.JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she stand by her statement made to the BusinessNZ Energy Council breakfast in February, that the Government has set the ambitious goal for our country of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035?

10.Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Health: How is the Government helping to protect New Zealanders against influenza this winter?

11.Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Small Business: What advice, if any, has he received on what it would cost a small business to value their business ahead of an official valuation date in the event the Government decided to implement a capital gains tax on the sale of businesses, and what is that cost?

12.MARJA LUBECK to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What is the new hourly adult minimum wage at 1 April 2019 and why did the Government increase it?