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Question time/Questions for oral answer starts at 2 pm today.

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Questions to Ministers

  1. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Why did he say in July last year that “We think unemployment will be down to 4.5 percent in the very foreseeable future”?
  3. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government’s programme to improve housing supply supporting a growing economy and macroeconomic stability?
  4. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her reported statement that student achievement would “absolutely” be a factor in a review of the school funding system?
  5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Conservation:Does she stand by all her statements made in the House yesterday in answer to Oral Question No 12; if so, why?
  6. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Education: Does she agree with Massey University education professor John O’Neill that students’ home background, including factors like transience, dysfunction and a lack of resources were responsible for up to 80 percent of a child’s school success?
  7. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Trade: What recent steps has the Government taken to further New Zealand’s trading relationship with Europe?
  8. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is he satisfied that the Employment Standards Legislation Bill will end zero-hour contracts?
  9. STUART SMITH to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What steps is the Government taking to promote and protect the reputation of New Zealand wine?
  10. MEKA WHAITIRI to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by his statement that the Land and Water Forum represents a “very constructive process”; if so, can he explain why Fish and Game felt compelled to resign due to restrictions on their ability to speak out?
  11. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Transport: What recent progress has been made on the Government’s commitment to build the Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive urban cycleway in Auckland?
  12. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by all her statements; if so, why?

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