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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Finance: What is the total extra income tax revenue he has collected because of fiscal drag since becoming Minister of Finance?

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

3. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received regarding the number of families benefiting from Working for Families?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government's best estimate of the final purchase price for Toll New Zealand's rail and ferry business?

5. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What will be the additional costs to households of the introduction of the Emissions Trading Scheme?

6. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement in a Cabinet paper from March 2008, that "Current efforts to reduce the availability of methamphetamine and prevent the diversion of pseudoephedrine into the manufacturing of methamphetamines do not appear to have had an impact on the price, purity or availability of methamphetamine."; if not, why not?

7. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Why is the Government proposing an Emissions Trading Scheme to tackle polluting greenhouse gases?

8. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: When was a Minister of Immigration first informed about allegations relating to Mary-Anne Thompson's involvement in assisting family members from Kiribati with immigration matters?

9. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Is she satisfied that Police support for or opposition to bail conditions are given appropriate consideration in bail decisions made by the High Court?

10. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by her statement in relation to the largest quarterly decline in employment in nineteen years "Ah, well I, I don't think that this is bad news at all actually."; if so, why?

11. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Defence: What progress has been made in modernising the Royal New Zealand Air Force's helicopter fleet?

12. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that Government departments may not publish election advertisements; if so, why?


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