Oral Questions: 22 May 2019

Questions to Ministers

1.Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

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

3.JAN TINETTI to the Minister of Education: What recent steps, if any, has the Government taken to ensure that young New Zealanders leave school with the skills they need to succeed and thrive in the workforce and in society?

4.Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What responsibility, if any, does he take for what the Reserve Bank described as a “sharp decline in GDP growth in the second half of 2018”, and what is the Government’s plan to grow the economy?

5.Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: How many first-home buyers purchased homes in the last financial year with KiwiSaver HomeStart, and how many with KiwiBuild?

6.MARK PATTERSON to the Minister for Seniors: What announcements has she recently made about support for seniors?

7.Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his statements, policies, and actions on transport?

8.Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Have there been more or fewer elective surgical procedures undertaken in the 2018/19 year to date than in the previous year to date according to the Ministry of Health statistics web page entitled “Services delivered: Acute and elective patient discharge volumes”, and by how many?

9.GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister responsible for Pike River Re-entry: What recent progress, if any, has been made on Pike River recovery?

10.SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Is he confident the formula provided in the regulation for the heating capacity of qualifying heaters in the main living room, as published in the Residential Tenancies (Healthy Homes Standards) Regulations 2019, is suitable for New Zealand landlords to understand?

11.CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Police: Does he stand by all statements, policies, and actions of the Police in relation to the theft of 11 guns from the Palmerston North police station?

12.Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister for Ethnic Communities: What recent announcements has she made about supporting ethnic communities in Christchurch and throughout the country?