Parliament: Oral Questions – 15 February 2018

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Oral Questions – 15 February 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the statement in the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation Report that “it is clear that the benefits of this recent strong economic growth have not been shared across the board, or trickled down, as theory would have it”; if so, why?

2. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies?

3. Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education): What discussions and visits has he had with schools to discuss Maori education and any opportunities for improved achievement?

4. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Trade and Export Growth: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding trade and export growth?

5. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Other than those already signalled by the Minister, what new policies does he intend to pursue in response to the findings of the Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing Report released this week?

6. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Forestry: How much land has been secured for the Speech from the Throne initiative of a “new planting programme planting 100 million trees a year to reach a billion more trees in ten years”?

7. VIRGINIA ANDERSEN to the Minister of State Services: What is the Government doing to bolster the public’s trust and confidence in Crown entities?

8. CHRIS BISHOP to the Associate Minister of Transport: Does she stand by all her statements?

9. Hon Dr JONATHAN COLEMAN to the Minister for Economic Development: What discussions has he had with Team New Zealand since yesterday’s announcement of the Government and Auckland City Council’s preferred option for an America’s Cup base?

10. RAYMOND HUO to the Minister of Revenue: What measure has he recently announced to address property speculation?

11. DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Education: Can he guarantee that the existing partnership schools will continue so long as they have registered teachers, teach the New Zealand curriculum, and have the same level of funding as state schools?

12. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Employment: Does he still stand by all of his statements?

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