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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 9 April 08

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is he satisfied that all State enterprises are showing a sense of social responsibility and having regard to their communities as part of being a successful business, as required by the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986?

2. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her comment that mortgage rates are “not going through the roof”; if so, why?

3. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What reports has he received about the success of the Modern Apprenticeship programme?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement to the House yesterday that only one copy of the pamphlet We’re Making a Difference for Everyone had been distributed this year; if so, why?

5. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Customs: What benefits will New Zealand exporters receive from the agreement on customs procedures that is part of the Free Trade Agreement with China?

6. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Does she agree with the statement made to the House on her behalf last week “Matters that are properly authorised as being for parliamentary purposes do not count as election advertising for the returns of expenses.”; if not, why not?

7. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Veterans' Affairs: He aha ai kua tono kia utu nga morehu hoia o Whitinamu me o ratau whanau i te iwa tekau ma rima taara kia taea e ratau te haere ki te hui whakanui, ara, te Hokinga Mai Mo Nga Morehu Hoia o Niu Tireni i Whitinamu?

- Translation: Why are Vietnam veterans and whanau being asked to pay $95 to attend Tribute ’08, the Welcome Home Ceremony for New Zealand Vietnam veterans?

8. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Does he think Genesis Power’s proposed new 480 megawatts gas-fired power station at Rodney is consistent with the Government’s energy strategy; if so, why?

9. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Has he received any reports that student debt will reach the milestone of 10 billion dollars this week; if so, what, if anything, does he plan to do about it?

10. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she have confidence in the Children’s Commissioner?

11. DAVE HEREORA to the Minister for Building and Construction: Has he received any reports on the Government’s initiatives to streamline the building consent process?

12. ANNE TOLLEY to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she have confidence in Child, Youth and Family; if not, why not?


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