Oral Questions – 30 January 2018

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Questions to Ministers

  1. MARAMA DAVIDSON?to the?Minister for Climate Change:?What is he doing to help New Zealand adapt to the effects of climate change?
  2. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH?to the?Prime Minister:?Does her Government intend to retain the Better Public Service Targets to reduce the number of people on a benefit by 25 percent, reduce the number of serious crimes being committed by 10,000, and reduce the number of children hospitalised for preventable conditions by 25 percent?

  3. Hon PAULA BENNETT?to the?Prime Minister:?Does she stand by all her statements?
  4. TAMATI COFFEY?to the?Minister of Finance:?What reports has he received on the state of the Government?s finances?
  5. Hon STEVEN JOYCE?to the?Minister of Finance:?What is the current level of net business confidence as expressed by each of the ANZ Business Outlook Survey and the NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion?
  6. Hon AMY ADAMS?to the?Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety:?Why has the Government decided to retain 90-day trials for businesses with fewer than 20 employees?
  7. JAN TINETTI?to the?Minister of Education:?Is the Government committed to raising the status of the teaching profession and giving it more control of its own affairs; if so, what actions is he taking to fulfil this commitment?
  8. Hon NIKKI KAYE?to the?Minister of Education:?As of the start of the 2018 school year, how many schools are keeping National Standards in place?
  9. MATT DOOCEY?to the?Minister of Health:?How much money was appropriated in Budget 2017 for mental health?
  10. Dr LIZ CRAIG?to the?Minister of Health:?What steps has the Government taken to improve mental health in New Zealand?
  11. Hon TODD McCLAY?to the?Minister for Trade and Export Growth:?Will he release the full text of the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the National Interest Analysis before it is signed on 8 March this year; if not, why not?
  12. Hon DAVID BENNETT?to the?Minister for Food Safety:?Why has the definition of m?nuka honey changed from the definition previously announced by the Ministry for Primary Industries on 11 December 2017?