Parliament: Oral Questions – 23 May 2019

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Oral Questions – 23 May 2019

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Is the Government still committed to “reducing net debt to 20% of GDP” as outlined in the Speech from the Throne?

2. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Is he confident none of the 58 KiwiBuild houses currently being marketed in Canterbury will have to be purchased by the Crown; if so, why?

3. PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: What announcements has the Government made about providing wrap around support and housing to homeless New Zealanders?

4. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Economic Development: What is his Government’s economic development strategy?

5. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: How many adult New Zealanders reported an unmet need for GPs due to cost in the past 12 months according to the results of the 2017/18 New Zealand Health Survey, and how does that compare with the 2016/17 survey?

6. ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI to the Minister of Health: What progress, if any, is being made to improve care and rehabilitation for Aucklanders who suffer a stroke?

7. Hon DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Land Information: Does she stand by all her statements, actions, and decisions?

8. NICOLA WILLIS to the Associate Minister of Education: Can she confirm that despite the Prime Minister’s announcement in May 2018 that 1,750 additional children would receive early intervention support in the next year, only 626 did, or less than half that was promised; if so, does she take responsibility for failing to deliver on the Prime Minister’s commitment?

9. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Police: Does he stand by all statements, policies, and actions of the Police in relation to the theft of 11 guns from the Palmerston North police station?

10. GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Police: What recent announcements has he made about making it easier for the public to get in touch with Police for non-emergency events?

11. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Police: Did he make the statement on TVNZ One News in December in response to the launch of Matthew’s Petition urgently seeking the introduction of random roadside drug testing so as to reduce the escalating road toll from drugged drivers, “There’s a discussion document that’s been approved by Cabinet”; if so, was the statement correct at that time?

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