Questions to Ministers – March 9

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:11 PM

  1. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Minister of Revenue: Is he satisfied with all legislation regarding tax on property sales to foreigners?
  2. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to support resilience and growth in the New Zealand economy?
  4. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Small Business: Does he agree with the statement made by Hon Bill English in the House yesterday regarding Fonterra’s policy of paying small businesses up to an additional 61 days late, that “these are freely transacting people doing business. Any party to the transaction is able to choose whether the terms are suitable for them, or not”?
  5. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Finance: Ka tū a ia i runga i te mana o tāna tauākī mō te ahu miraka kau, “is an industry that’s going to be under pressure”?
    • Translation: Does he stand by his statement that dairy “is an industry that’s going to be under pressure”?
  6. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that rheumatic fever rates have dropped 45 percent since 2012?
  7. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that students completing NCEA qualifications have the basic functional literacy and numeracy skills they will require for further study or employment?
  8. MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Health: Following the recent release of the rheumatic fever statistics, what steps is he taking to address the rate of rheumatic fever amongst whanau living in overcrowded housing conditions?
  9. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for the Environment: What new details of the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary have been announced and how will these help protect the 620,000 square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean covered by this initiative?
  10. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister for Economic Development: On what date did he first become aware of payroll problems at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and what action did he take?
  11. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How is the Government using science and research to help the development of children and young people?
  12. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Has he received any advice that New Zealanders would prefer to wade rather than swim in our lakes and rivers?

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