Oral Questions: 25 July 2019

Questions to Ministers

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

2.PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What announcements has she made about energy-efficient heating sources as part of the Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes programme?

3.Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of the Government’s policies, statements, and actions in relation to the economy?

4.Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing: Does the KiwiBuild programme remain a policy for the Government to build affordable homes over the next 10 years, as stated in the Speech from the Throne?

5.MARK PATTERSON to the Minister of Defence: What support is the New Zealand Defence Force providing to the Fox River clean-up effort?

6.Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: What dollar amount was expended on pharmaceuticals for the year ended 30 June 2009 according to Pharmac’s 2008-09 annual report, and how does that compare with Pharmac’s expenditure on pharmaceuticals reported in Pharmac’s 2018 annual report?

7.CHRIS BISHOP to the Associate Minister of Transport: Is it correct that “despite being previously funded, two roundabouts on State Highway 58 in Porirua won’t be built until more money becomes available, which means they won’t make their planned 2020 completion date”, as reported by Stuff on 21 May 2019, and is she concerned that these safety upgrades have been delayed on what NZTA has described as “Wellington region’s most dangerous road”?

8.JAN TINETTI to the Minister of Education: What announcements has the Government made about providing a long-term plan for building classrooms to meet student growth?

9.BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Police: Does he stand by all the Government’s statements, actions, and policies in relation to firearm law reform?

10.Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Minister for Social Development: How many working-age people are on the jobseeker support benefit at the end of June 2019 compared to June 2018, and how many more working-age people are on the jobseeker support benefit in June 2019 compared to September 2017?

11.MARJA LUBECK to the Minister for Small Business: What recent announcements has he made about making it easier for small businesses to access services from multiple Government agencies?

12.Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by his statement about regulation of genetic engineering, “I think that the precautionary approach hasn’t done us any harm so far, either economically or environmentally”; if so, why?