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Questions For Oral Answer - May 3



1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What will be the focus of the Budget on 19 May?

2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements on the sale of Stateowned assets?

3. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister of Customs: What recent reports has he received regarding interceptions of methamphetamine by Customs officers at the border?

4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “we’ve done as good a job as we can in the conditions we’ve got to try and help low-income New Zealanders”?

5. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Defence: Has New Zealand’s SAS detained anyone during its operations or joint operations with other forces, since being redeployed to Afghanistan in 2009?

6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “I have seen almost no criticism of the Government’s plan to rebalance the economy” given the statement from the Chair of the 2025 Taskforce, Don Brash, that “There is certainly no evidence yet that current policies will deliver the kind of accelerated growth we need”?

7. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: What process will the Government use to rebuild and restore damaged infrastructure in Canterbury?

8. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: Is he satisfied that the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 provides him with all the powers necessary to facilitate the recovery of Canterbury?

9. Hon JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister of Finance: By how much has Government expenditure increased as a percentage of GDP since he became Minister of Finance?

10. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister of Foreign Affairs?

11. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Why has the Government announced a Green Paper on how we value, nurture and protect children?

12. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?


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