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Questions For Oral Answer - June 7

1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his comments that there is nothing wrong with ministers accepting hospitality from the Government’s banker Westpac?

2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Is he satisfied with the advice he has received from his Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman?

3. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: How is Budget 2011 supporting future growth and jobs?

4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by the fiscal and economic forecasts in his Budget?

5. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What progress has the Government made on its election policy to roll out ultra-fast broadband to 75 percent of New Zealanders?

6. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, in relation to the partial sale of SOEs, that “New Zealand investors would have to be at the front of the queue for shareholdings”?

7. MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister for ACC: What action is the Government proposing to reduce workplace accidents, improve rehabilitation rates for employees and make ACC more efficient?

8. Hon MARYAN STREET to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What advice, if any, did he receive about shifting the focus of development aid from poverty alleviation to sustainable economic development and from whom did he get that advice?

9. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of State Services: What is the Government doing to ensure New Zealand’s public service provides better value for money?

10. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Did he read all this year’s Budget papers relating to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet?

11. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Has she received any reports about the Government’s proposals to make significant changes to the welfare system?

12. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement “the Budget will create in the order of 170,000 jobs”?

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