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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Finance; if so, why?

2. Hon PAUL SWAIN to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the impact of increasing Government debt?

3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Does he have confidence in the Director-General’s inquiry into the handling of conflicts of interest at the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board; and why?

4. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Agriculture: What initiatives has the Government announced to encourage innovation in our most important pastoral and food industries?

5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What is the Treasury’s most recent estimate of the change in household debt levels since 2000?

6. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Women's Affairs: What steps has the Government taken to improve the well-being and status of women in New Zealand?

7. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement in December that “I am always saddened to hear stories where there has been a failure in the 111 system”?

8. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Immigration: Does he have confidence in the appeals and removal processes of the New Zealand Immigration Service; if so, why?

9. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that a financial agent’s authorisation on electoral advertisements should contain their residential address; if not, why not?

10. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister for Biosecurity: What actions has he directed MAF’s Biosecurity officials to take to respond to the incursion of a potentially invasive South African brown mussel which was discovered following the defouling of the oil rig in Tasman Bay last December?

11. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Does the Maori Trustee and Maori Development Amendment Bill seek to transfer $35 million of beneficiary monies from funds for which the Maori Trustee is responsible to a new Maori business development fund?

12. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Labour: How many times has the Department of Labour prosecuted Bunnings for opening on Easter Sunday; and what has been the total amount of fines sought over the last five years across all stores in New Zealand?

ENDS

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