Oral Questions: 8 May 2019

Questions to Ministers

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

2.MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Climate Change: What recent announcements has he made regarding climate change?

3.Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

4.Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “we are building an economy that is more productive”; if so, why is annual GDP per capita growth at its lowest level since 2011?

5.JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: What, if anything, is the Government doing to ensure that initial teacher education better prepares beginning teachers to meet the needs of students?

6.Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Does he stand by his statement last Thursday in regard to an additionality test on KiwiBuild developments, “The assessment is embodied in a whole lot of other communications” and “they’re going to get back to the National Party Research Unit this afternoon with that documentation”?

7.Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Is he confident that he can meet the expectations of the education sector and parents in Budget 2019 in light of his promises, and potential teacher strikes?

8.Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Revenue: What reports, if any, has he seen about the implementation of the Business Transformation programme?

9.MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: What is his best estimate of the cost of increasing access to mental health and addiction services from the current target of 3 percent to 20 percent of the population, which was identified as an indicative target in the executive summary on page 12 of the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction?

10.Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: What are the 15 recommendations from the Welfare Expert Advisory Group’s report that the Government are progressing, and the five recommendations she has commissioned extra advice on as stated in her answers to oral questions Nos. 6 and 10 yesterday?

11.Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Immigration: What announcements has he made today about immigration settings for the regions?

12.Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Police: Does he stand by all his statements, policies, and actions?