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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009


Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Questions to Ministers

1. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to address the fiscal outlook outlined in the most recent Budget Policy Statement?

2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Is he satisfied that the measures he has announced are adequate to stop the projected surge in unemployment?

3. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for the Environment: What advice has he received regarding the need to streamline and simplify the Resource Management Act?

4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: What criteria is he developing, if any, in relation to government assistance for companies in financial trouble?

5. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What advice has he received in relation to elective surgery and waiting lists?

6. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister of Health: Why did he dismiss the chair of the Otago District Health Board?

7. SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Corrections: What reports has she received on the Department’s management of offenders on parole?

8. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Does he intend to honour the terms of the 2008 confidence and supply arrangement with the ACT Party concerning the emissions trading scheme; if not, why not?

9. COLIN KING to the Minister responsible for the Education Review Office: Has she made any changes to the way that the Education Review Office will review schools?

10. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: Why has she scrapped the planned improvements to staff:child ratios, which were to be implemented on 1 July 2009?

11. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: How many hectares of new forest does he expect to be planted during the 2009 season, if any; and how will these plantings impact on New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions in 2020?

12. CLARE CURRAN to the Minister of Commerce: Does he intend to respond to public concerns expressed about the implementation of section 92A of the Copyright Act, which comes into force next week; if so, what will be his response?

Questions to Members

1. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Chairperson of the Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee: Is consideration of a carbon tax still part of the terms of reference of the Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee?


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