Questions to Ministers – October 12

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 — 12:14 PM

  1. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Is the Government on course to meet all the targets it has set; if not, which is it missing?

  2. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Ka tū a ia i runga i te mana o ngā kaupapa here katoa o tāna Kawantatanga?

    Translation: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies?

  3. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on household debt?
  4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that “it’s important people can access the appropriate mental health and addiction services that they need”?
  5. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Immigration: What recent announcements has he made regarding the New Zealand Residence Programme?
  6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by all his statements; if so, how?
  7. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is the Prime Minister correct with respect to tax cuts that “The options are: either include it in Budget 2017 or we campaign on that as part of Election 2017. Those are the two most likely options, taking into consideration we have a responsibility to take into account two things, which are the fiscal and economic conditions, and how well we are doing in terms of addressing the reduction in debt”?
  8. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that there has been 190,807 more children’s visits to the GP, an increase of 16.6 percent, in the last 12 months since the Government introduced free GP visits for under-13’s?
  9. RON MARK to the Minister for ACC: Is he confident that ACC is making decisions in accordance with the purpose, principles and intention of the Accident Compensation Act 2001, and in the best interest of claimants?
  10. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Finance: What has convinced him to announce a Government-backed building programme to build medium-density housing using economies of scale to drive down costs, and why is it now a priority after eight years in Government?
  11. STEFFAN BROWNING to the Minister for the Environment: Will he set a pesticide use reduction policy for Aotearoa New Zealand, such as exists in many Scandinavian and EU countries?
  12. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he received on the economic impact of the Mystery Creek National Fieldays?

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