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Questions for Oral Answer - April 10


1. ANDREW WILLIAMS to the Prime Minister: Has he ever met with representatives of the Motion Picture Association of America; if so, when?

2. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on business activity and the outlook for growth?

3. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

4. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Transport: What reports has he received regarding the Waikato Expressway Road of National Significance?

5. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that the Government will not agree to anything that “doesn’t improve patient services”?

6. Hon KATE WILKINSON to the Minister of Justice: What actions is the Government undertaking to eliminate online child sexual abuse?

7. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Who in his Government had access to the Rebecca Kitteridge report into the Government Communications Security Bureau before it was publicly released; and did the Prime Minister, or any of his Ministers, or their offices, leak the report?

8. Hon PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister for Social Development: What announcements has she made as part of the Children’s Action Plan to support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren?

9. CLARE CURRAN to the Minister of Justice: Was an outside person able to gain access to Ministry of Justice data which showed plain text passwords to a secure database and a payment gateway?

10. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister for ACC: What is the Government doing to reduce drowning numbers amongst the Pacific community in New Zealand?

11. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all of her answers to Oral Question No 11 on 26 March 2013; if not, why not?

12. Hon TARIANA TURIA to the Minister of Police: What instructions will she be giving to New Zealand Police about the fact that, despite a plethora of research reports and strategies to reduce youth crime, today’s report from the youth law advocacy group, Just Speak, has just revealed that young Māori between the ages of 10 and 16 have a much higher chance of facing prosecution than young Pākehā?


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