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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement yesterday, in relation to the economic downturn, that “Basically the New Zealand economy has held up pretty well”; if so, why?

2. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the success of the Government’s KiwiSaver scheme?

3. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Health?

4. DAIL JONES to the Minister of Education: Does he have confidence in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement system; if so, why?

5. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Why did the Government appoint Peter Hausmann to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board?

6. Dr PITA SHARPLES to the Minister of Labour: Has he received any reports explaining the gross pay disparities between Air New Zealand staff based in China and in New Zealand, disparities which have led former member Tuariki Delamere to describe the situation as a “flying sweat shop”?

7. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by his statement to the Cabinet Business Committee, in relation to the Sustainable Pastoral and Food Innovation Initiative, that “The proposal is for the government to make $85-$100m per annum available to invest over 10-15 years”?

8. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister of Health: What are the main findings of the Director-General of Health’s report into alleged conflicts of interest at the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board?

9. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Does he agree with Corrections Assistant General Manager Bryan McMurray that “people don’t go to prison to be punished”; if so, why?

10. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Education: Does he agree that a scholarship for every child, as outlined in my speech to the ACT party conference on Saturday, would increase choice, allow greater diversity and flexibility, and improve educational achievement; if not, why not?

11. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister for Building and Construction: What responsibility does the Government accept for the fact that the cost of building a home has increased from $232,000 to $422,000 over the past seven years?

12. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for Disability Issues: What has the Government done to improve the transition for young disabled people with high needs into adulthood?

ENDS


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