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

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Questions to Ministers

  1. NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to support a more diverse and resilient New Zealand economy?
  2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What is the impact on patients and staff of not covering all inflationary pressures in health?
  4. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that elective orthopaedic surgical discharges have increased by 34 percent, from 18,240 in 2008 to 24,439 operations this year?
  5. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Finance: What advice, if any, has he received from Treasury in the last 18 months on the importance for New Zealand businesses of certainty about long-term policy settings?
  6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “the Government would not be chasing around the unemployment numbers, 3 months to 3 months. We take a longer-term point of view because that is the realistic one”; if so, how many quarters in a row has unemployment risen?
  7. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Revenue: What progress has been made on the Government’s investment property tax reforms announced as part of Budget 2015?
  8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements?
  9. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she have confidence that she is receiving quality independent advice from her officials?
  10. DENISE ROCHE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Did New Zealand oppose Australia’s effort to try and remove the “climate change displacement coordination facility”, which would have created a body to help people escaping the effects of climate change, from the draft text of the UN climate agreement?
  11. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Small Business: What Government resources are available to help small businesses keep themselves safe online?
  12. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Justice: On what date did she or her department instruct the Parliamentary Counsel Office to begin drafting the legislation to create a supervision regime for deported offenders that will be debated today?

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