Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Questions for Oral Answer - May 9


QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making with its share offer programme?

2. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he agree with the Prime Minister’s statement “The reality is even Wellington is dying and we don’t know how to turn it around. All you have there is government, Victoria University and Weta Workshop”?

3. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: How much has the asset sales programme cost, including but not limited to the expenditure on brokers’ and bankers’ fees, the bonus shares, advertising costs, the Treasury’s internal costs, the costs borne by the companies slated to be sold, the water dispute costs, extra fees to board members and CEOs, and listing fees?

4. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: What reports has he received on the sale of a minority of shares in Mighty River Power?

5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: What is his view of Governor Graeme Wheeler’s recent statement to the Finance and Expenditure Committee that with regard to the Reserve Bank’s recent activities “there has been some intervention” in the exchange rate?

6. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How is the Government working to encourage innovation in the primary sector?

7. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement regarding Solid Energy that “No, we are not going to let it go into receivership”; if so, is he committed to the ongoing sustainability of all State-owned enterprises?

8. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: What investment will the Government make in rheumatic fever prevention as part of Budget 2013?

9. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her recent statement that “there are children who are living in poverty and are doing it hard in this country”; if not, why not?

10. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his answer “no, they’re not” when he was asked whether New Zealanders are paying too much for electricity, in light of the 5.2 percent increase in power prices in the past year?

11. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Women's Affairs: Does she have any positive announcements to make for New Zealand mothers, as families prepare to celebrate Mothers’ Day?

12. TIM MACINDOE to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding improving school IT networks?

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Digital Evolution: Scoop Independent News Launches "Operation Chrysalis"

From today Scoop is beginning a process of public consultation with the political, business and civil society groups it has served for the past 15 and a half years.

"It is hoped that in time - with new leadership and increased community engagement - the chrysalis will incubate a new kind of Scoop, one which can sustainably continue Scoop's Mission 'to be an agent of positive change'", says Scoop Founder, Editor and Publisher Alastair Thompson.

"As big publishing shrivels, public participation in contributing and spreading news has grown. Scoop has evolved with this wave by providing an independent platform, committed to upholding democracy, providing a voice to all, and providing the public easy access to information about decisions which affect them." More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news