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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: What is the full and final cost of the Government’s purchase of Toll NZ Limited’s rail and ferry business?

2. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Government’s plan to revitalise New Zealand’s rail system?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What changes does he propose to make to the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill to gain sufficient votes for it to pass?

4. LESLEY SOPER to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent reports has he received on obesity?

5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Revenue: Does he have confidence in his department’s ability to collect outstanding taxes; if so, what directions, if any, has he given when taxes are not paid in accordance with the law on goods and services tax?

6. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: How many litres of diesel has the reserve electricity generator at Whirinaki used this year?

7. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: What changes helping workers take effect today?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he stand by his answers in the House in February and March this year, that taxpayers are getting value for money from the Government’s initiatives to fix the leaky homes problem and that the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service is working well?

9. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Transport: Can she confirm that yesterday the Government announced in this year’s National Land Transport Programme a public transport budget of $325 million, and a roading budget of $1.94 billion, in other words six times more for roads than for public transport?

10. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement of 19 May 2008 that “in 2001/02 there were 199 discharges from elective surgery procedures per 10,000 people. In 2006/07 that had grown by 207 people per 10,000”; if so, why?

11. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister of Housing: What Government initiative to help first home buyers starts today?

12. ANNE TOLLEY to the Minister of Education: Is he satisfied with the performance of the Ministry of Education; if so why?

Questions to Members

1. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Chairperson of the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: When will the committee report on the bill in my name, the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Bill?


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