Questions to Ministers – October 13

by Desk Editor on Thursday, October 13, 2016 — 11:59 AM

  1. JAMES SHAW to the Minister responsible for HNZC: How much more money will he have to give Housing New Zealand so that it can continue to operate after February 2017?

  2. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Crown’s finances?
  3. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: What changes, if any, did he make to Housing New Zealand’s draft Statement of Performance Expectations received by his office on 20 May 2016, and why has the statement still not been published five months later?
  4. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Building and Housing: What reports has he received to show the Government’s housing reform programme is increasing the supply and affordability of housing?
  5. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements; if so, how?
  6. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all her statements?
  7. NUK KORAKO to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made regarding support for offenders into employment?
  8. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Health: Will he now investigate a sugary drink tax, given the World Health Organization is citing evidence that increasing taxes on such drinks will contribute to reducing obesity and improving nutritional health?
  9. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that schools are receiving adequate funding to fully deliver the curriculum and offer New Zealand children the free education that the Education Act 1989 promises?
  10. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: How is the Government working to enable growth in the social enterprise sector?
  11. MARAMA FOX to the Minister for Social Housing: What action, if any, will she take to address the deeply held concerns of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in respect of children’s rights to an adequate standard of living and access to housing?
  12. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Why did she sign off on Police’s Four Year Plan on 27 May 2016 that stated there would be no increase in Police numbers?

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