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Questions For Oral Answer - August 4

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Questions to Ministers

Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by her statement that “There is a common misconception that people in need can’t get help from Work and Income, but these figures clearly demonstrate that this is not the case”?

TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy?

Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Further to his reply to Oral Question No 6 yesterday that “tax is paid on some capital gains in New Zealand”, what exemptions exist to the current taxation of capital gains income?

TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Deputy Prime Minister: Kei hea ngā mahi i te wā nei mō te whakatū ropū ārahi i te arotakenga-whānui o ngā whakaritenga ā-ture o Aotearoa?

Translation: What progress has been made on establishing a group to lead a wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s constitutional arrangements?

Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Health: What projects has the Government approved to ensure greater access to elective surgery in greater Auckland?

Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister that New Zealand’s monetary policy is “best practice”?

Hon HEATHER ROY to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with former Treasury Secretary John Whitehead that a retirement age of 65 is “pretty hard to justify” and that an increase is “inevitable”; if not, why not?

Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister of Labour: Can she assure underground miners that the Government is doing everything possible to keep them safe at work?

NIKKI KAYE to the Minister for the Environment: What reports has he received on consents granted on renewable electricity projects since the ETS came into effect and how does this compare with the previous decade?

DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: What steps has she taken to help raise real wages for low income New Zealanders?

JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is the Government doing to support teen parents?

DAVID CLENDON to the Minister for the Environment: How many tonnes of used lead acid batteries has the Government approved for export since January 2008, and is this consistent with New Zealand’s obligations under the Basel Convention


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