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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?

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