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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that her Government wanted a culture of "moderation, thrift, and service to the public"; if so, is she confident that is understood by all Government entities?

2. Hon PAUL SWAIN to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on support for the KiwiSaver scheme?

3. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Immigration: Were cases of misconduct within the Pacific Division included in answers to written parliamentary questions the Minister signed out in April, May and November 2007, detailing substantiated cases of improper behaviour and corruption within the New Zealand Immigration Service as a whole?

4. R DOUG WOOLERTON to the Minister of Finance: Is he satisfied that the Overseas Investment Act 2005 is working in the best interests of New Zealand in the wake of Russian company Nutritek being allowed to create New Zealand's first totally foreign-owned dairy producer; if so, why?

5. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Does she stand by her statement in relation to Housing New Zealand Corporation's recent conference at a luxury fishing lodge, "I am all for it."; if so, why?

6. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What advice, if any, has she had as to whether invalids and sickness beneficiaries with or recovering from mental illness are being pressured into paid employment to the detriment of their health?

7. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Does he stand by his statement made in the House on 15 April 2008 that there is a "less than 5 percent probability" we will have serious electricity shortages this winter; if not, what is the probability today?

8. SU'A WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Labour: Has he received any reports on alternative approaches to the Government's Employment Relations Act 2000?

9. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree with Work and Income principal health adviser David Bratt that the department was very aware of doctor-bullying, and that "It regularly gets brought to our attention"; if not, why not?

10. Hon MARIAN HOBBS to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What reports has he received on support for the emissions trading scheme?

11. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Statistics: Has he received the results of the Longitudinal Immigration Survey?

12. Dr JONATHAN COLEMAN to the Minister of Broadcasting: Why is he proposing to remove Television New Zealand's control of funding under the TVNZ Charter?


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