Questions to Ministers – March 3

by Desk Editor on Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 1:46 PM

  1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What was core Crown health expenditure as a percentage of GDP in 2010/11 and what is it in 2015/16?
  2. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Finance: What steps has the Government taken to move its books from an $18 billion deficit in 2011 back to surplus?
  3. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Building and Housing: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No. 1 in the House yesterday?
  4. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Tourism: What reports has he received about the contribution tourism is making to the economy?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Revenue: Does he stand by all of his answers to Oral Question No. 4 yesterday?
  6. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by all her statements?
  7. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Trade: Why does he continue to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in light of the analyses in the Expert Paper Series supported by the New Zealand Law Foundation?
  8. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement that “schools have never been more well-funded than under this Government”; if so, why are some schools charging parents a fee to participate in out-of-zone ballots and income from parental donations has increased by 45 percent since 2008?
  9. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent reports has he received on competition in the electricity market?
  10. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister of Trade: Does New Zealand’s exception for residential property under the Investment Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement allow a future Government to implement a ban on non-resident foreign speculators buying any existing residential house, flat, or apartment?
  11. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Trade: What consultation has the Government undertaken throughout the negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and what further consultation will occur?
  12. Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he have confidence in his Associate Minister of Primary Industries?

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