Oral Questions: 9 May 2019

Questions to Ministers

1.JAN TINETTI to the Minister of Education: Is he confident that recent incentives for teacher recruitment and training will address projected teacher shortages in coming years; if so, why?

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

3.Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Does the Government continue to pledge to build 100,000 affordable homes over the next 10 years, through its KiwiBuild programme, as stated in the Speech from the Throne?

4.KIERAN McANULTY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What changes to employment law came into effect this week?

5.DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Baker Tilly Staples Rodway that Tax Freedom Day 2019 is five days later than when his Government took office because taxes have grown faster than the economy, and what plans, if any, does he have to reduce the tax burden faced by New Zealanders?

6.Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Transport: What major transport projects, if any, have been delayed, significantly modified, or cancelled since his Government took office?

7.WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent measures has the Government announced to protect consumers?

8.CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Police: Did he make the statement to TVNZ in December in regard to the Matthew Dow petition seeking the urgent introduction of random roadside drug testing “there’s a discussion document that’s been approved by Cabinet that’s going out to the public early next year”, and if so, on what date did Cabinet approve the discussion document?

9.Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

10.CLAYTON MITCHELL to the Minister for Infrastructure: What recent announcements has he made regarding the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga?

11.Hon DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Land Information: Why did she decline the application for OceanaGold in cases 20171062 and 201810122 to purchase 178 hectares at Waihi when the Associate Minister of Finance concluded the project would “create substantial and identifiable benefit”?

12.Dr SHANE RETI to the Associate Minister of Health: Does she stand by all her statements and actions?