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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s actions, policies, and statements?

DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Veterans: What announcements has he made regarding funding for veterans’ support?

Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of the Government’s statements, policies, and actions in relation to the economy?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Does he stand by his answers to oral question No. 6 on 12 March that “The test applied to determine whether a KiwiBuild underwrite should proceed is additionality” and that “I’m advised that the threshold can be met in four key ways”?

RINO TIRIKATENE to the Minister responsible for Pike River Re-entry: What actions is the Government taking to meet its pledge to re-enter the Pike River mine?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Police: Why did he say yesterday, “I have not received advice that there was a leak of top-secret information”, when the Police Commissioner has today confirmed he has directed that an investigation be commenced into the alleged unauthorised disclosure of information to a media outlet, and does he now accept there has been a leak of intelligence information to the media?

MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Social Development: Has there been a reduction in the number of single mothers having their benefits cut for not naming the father since this Government took office?

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

ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Social Development: What support, if any, has the Government introduced to help families with heating costs over the winter months?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Associate Minister of Education: Does she agree with the Prime Minister’s statement in May last year that “In early childhood education, the average wait for help from the early intervention service is about 74 days. And in the life of a little three- or four-year-old child who’s hungry to learn, that’s 74 days too long. Today’s announcement will halve the current waiting list for services, as well as help meet future demand”; and, if so, what is the average wait for help from the early intervention service today?

Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Statistics: Does he stand by his answer to oral question No. 12 on 12 April 2018 that “What I would say is that this census looks to be more successful than previous censuses, that we’re meeting all of our targets, and that that person, whoever wrote that article, should stop believing everything that he sees on Twitter”; and, if not, why not?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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