Questions to Ministers – March 30

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 11:47 AM

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement with regard to multinational corporations that “I suspect they are legally paying their correct amount of tax; the question is are they ethically paying the right amount of tax. It feels hard to believe that they are”?
  2. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s statement that “building a strong economy that … creates more jobs will remain front and centre of the Government’s agenda”?
  3. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Finance: Ka tū a ia i runga i te mana o tana tauākī e mea ana, “New Zealand Post is Government-owned and we’re going to be keeping it,” ā, mehemea ka pērā a ia, ka pēhea tētahi paku whakawehenga nei?
    • Translation: Does he stand by his statement that “New Zealand Post is Government-owned and we’re going to be keeping it”; if so, will he also rule out partial privatisation?
  4. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What recent reports has he received on the benefits to students of tertiary education?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is ASB economist, Kim Mundy, correct when she said last week, “While headline growth appears reasonable and encouraging, underlying per capita income growth remains flat and highlights New Zealand’s economic vulnerabilities going forward”?
  6. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What reports has he received on reactions to the upcoming health and safety legislation changes?
  7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing: How many houses have been completed as a result of the $52.2 million Crown land policy he announced in Budget 2015?
  8. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by the Prime Minister’s statement, “We welcome migrants who can make a contribution to New Zealand”?
  9. KEVIN HAGUE to the Associate Minister of Health: What steps will he be taking to ensure New Zealand drug laws are still fit for purpose given the recent findings by Johns Hopkins University and British medical journal The Lancet that the punitive approach to drug offending has done more harm than good?
  10. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: Is the Government’s investment in transport infrastructure supporting the economy and creating jobs; if so, how?
  11. TRACEY MARTIN to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all her statements?
  12. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she believe the Police have sufficient funding to meet their operational objectives?

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