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Questions For Oral Answer - 17 February 2009


Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Questions to Ministers

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

2. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: Is he aware of any reports of Government spending commitments by the previous government which have no funding set aside to pay for them?

3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What advice or assistance, if any, is available to workers who have recently lost their jobs, had their hours reduced, or been sent on sabbaticals, as a result of the economic downturn?

4. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What are the expected outcomes of the Fresh Start approach?

5. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What plans does the Government have to deal with the most serious and persistent young offenders?

6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement about the Prime Minister that “Getting on those bloody planes he comes back with 10 different things. I just say we’ll look at that. The occasional one you just say that’s not going to work.”; if so, which of the Prime Minister’s ideas has he rejected?

7. Hon Sir ROGER DOUGLAS to the Minister of Finance: What steps has he taken, and does he intend to take to ensure the pressure of economic adjustment does not fall entirely on the productive sector, in particular small business?

8. Hon RICK BARKER to the Minister of Veterans' Affairs: Is she doing anything to increase awareness of veterans’ entitlements?

9. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Corrections: What reports has she received on the performance of the Department of Corrections?

10. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of State Services: Does he have a target for cuts in public sector jobs; if so, what is that target?

11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on the financial health of district health boards?

12. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Education: Did she seek advice from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, or Sport and Recreation New Zealand on her decision to remove the National Administrative Guideline requiring schools to sell only healthy food; if so, what concerns, if any, were raised?


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