Parliament: Oral Questions – 14 February 2019

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Oral Questions – 14 February 2019

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

2. ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the economy?

3. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s statement on Tuesday that “the economy is performing above expectations”?

4. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Does he stand by his statement in regards to the Reserve Bank November 2018 Monetary Policy Statement that “I don’t accept those estimates”, and does he now accept the KiwiBuild estimates in the February 2019 Monetary Policy Statement?

5. MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What responses has he seen to the vocational education reform proposals he announced yesterday?

6. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Transport: Is he confident that light rail from the city to the airport in Auckland is the best use of resources; if so, why?

7. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that National Health Targets created “perverse incentives”?

8. ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent announcements has she made regarding youth mental health?

9. Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: How many more children are living in hardship following an increase of 9,000 people on benefits compared to a year ago?

10. Hon SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Does he consider the recommendations made by the working group chaired by Jim Bolger are fair and will respect the right of individual workers to negotiate their own individual employment agreements?

11. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development (Māori Housing): Is she concerned with the finding in the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report which shows Māori are almost nine times more likely to be on the social housing waiting list?

12. Hon TIM MACINDOE to the Associate Minister of Transport: Does she support NZTA’s current campaign, which promotes the message “The safer the car, the safer they are” to encourage New Zealanders to purchase safer vehicles?

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