Questions to Ministers – July 7

by Desk Editor on Thursday, July 7, 2016 — 12:05 PM

  1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Did each District Health Board get a funding increase in Budget 2016 sufficient for them to meet all health demographics, wages, and inflationary cost pressures; if not, which ones did not?
  2. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Mā te whakapau, e iwa tekau mā rua ōrau, o te katoa o te pūtea tahua waka i te mea, kua kitea ko te waka rori, tētahi kaipana matua, whakapiki tukunga waro, mai anō i te tau, kotahi mano, iwa rau, iwa tekau, ka taea e tērā te whakaheke i te whakakinotanga o te āhua rangi?

    Translation: Will spending 92 percent of the total transport budget on roads reduce climate pollution, given road transport has been a key driver of the increase in carbon emissions since 1990?

  3. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received showing construction, tourism, and services are driving New Zealand’s economic growth?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “there is no evidence that inequality in New Zealand is increasing”; if so, what is the statement from Statistics New Zealand last week “individual net worth is more concentrated” evidence of?
  5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Building and Housing: What policies does the Government have to comprehensively deal with the demand side of New Zealand’s housing “challenge”?
  6. TODD MULLER to the Minister for Building and Housing: Where is the Government directly contracting to build homes as part of its Comprehensive Housing Plan?
  7. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she have confidence that all schools are receiving the funding necessary to serve the diverse needs and abilities of students?
  8. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent reports has he received on the effectiveness of the changes made by the Responsible Lending Code?
  9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Does he believe the Crown entities and legislation he is accountable for are protecting the minority shareholders of Silver Fern Farms?
  10. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she agree with Local Government New Zealand President Lawrence Yule when he said that many local councils are now having to fund “new safety measures to fill the gap left by a lack of resourcing for community policing”; if not, why not?
  11. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Conservation: What recent announcements has she made regarding efforts to save some of our rarest native birds?
  12. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Social Housing: He kaha te whakapono o Te Minita ki āna kaupapa here whiwhinga whare?

    Translation: Does she have confidence in all her housing policies?

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