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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 16 Dec 2008


Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers, if so, why?

2. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Finance: Has the Minister seen any reports of government spending commitments which have no funding set aside to pay for them?

3. Hon CHRIS CARTER to the Minister of Education: What representations did the Minister make to her Cabinet colleagues in the light of her commitment that teachers would not be included in provisions of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill?

4. AMY ADAMS to the Minister for ACC: What advice has he received on increased costs for ACC over the term of this Parliament and when was he first advised of these?

5. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does his Confidence and Supply Agreement with the ACT party imply that he is suspicious of climate change and not even sure it is a problem, or that he is a firm believer in climate change and always has been?

6. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Prime Minister: When does his Government expect to pass “an amendment to the ETS legislation delaying its implementation” as agreed to in the National – ACT confidence and supply agreement?

7. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Housing: What reports has he seen on the status of New Zealand’s housing stock?

8. Hon Dr MICHAEL CULLEN to the Leader of the House: Is it Government policy that no bill will be referred to a select committee if it was National Party policy for the General Election 2008?

9. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister of Justice: On what date is the Government planning to repeal the Electoral Finance Act and introduce new electoral law?

10. Hon JIM ANDERTON to the Minister of Agriculture: Is he aware of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Briefing For Incoming Ministers that states, “The agriculture, food and forestry industries are the core of our economy, major determinants of our employment and social well being and key drivers of our land, water and biological resource use”; and if so, how many times was the word “agriculture” used in the Speech from The Throne?

11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Kua tau ngā whakaaro o te Minita ki te arotahi o Te Puni Kōkiri mō te pūmanawa nohopuku Māori?

* Translation: Is the Minister satisfied with the focus of Te Puni Kōkiri on Māori Potential?

12. AARON GILMORE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Will the Government be moving to ban the sale of incandescent light bulbs?


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