Questions For Oral Answer Sept 9

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 — 11:46 AM


1. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Are New Zealand officials working to soften the climate change declaration to be adopted at the Pacific Islands Forum?

2. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister of Finance: How are household balance sheets supporting resilience in the New Zealand economy?

3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s statement that a rising exchange rate “is a sign of confidence in New Zealand”?

4. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that 98 percent of general practices across New Zealand are offering free visits for under-13-year-olds, covering 770,000 eligible children or 99 percent of all under-13s?

5. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he stand by all his statements?

6. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: Why has the Government extracted more than half a billion dollars in dividends from Housing NZ when there are over 3,000 people on the waiting list, children dying in cold, damp homes, and a shortage of houses?

7. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Transport: What update can he provide on progress with construction on the Government’s Waikato Expressway Road of National Significance?

8. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister of Immigration: Does he agree with the manager of the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, who said “We’ll make it work” when asked if they can accommodate the extra Syrian arrivals?

9. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How much funding have tertiary institutes been forced to repay to the Tertiary Education Commission in the past year as a result of overfunding, and does he still have confidence that the Tertiary Education Commission’s regular monitoring procedures are working?

10. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister of Communications: What recent announcements has she made on expanding Ultra-Fast Broadband to New Zealanders?

11. MARAMA FOX to the Minister for Social Development: What is she doing to investigate any concerns raised by families who are being denied access to their children in care because of Child, Youth and Family processes?

12. Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he think it’s in the best interest of primary industries for a controlling interest to be potentially taken by foreign investors in New Zealand’s largest meat processing company, Silver Fern Farms?


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