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Questions for Oral Answer - May 10

Questions to Ministers

1. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget on 24 May continue the Government’s long-term programme to build a more competitive economy?

2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: Does the Budget Policy Statement 2012 show that the Government’s proposed asset sales programme would decrease the Government’s operating balance before gains and losses by nearly $100 million per year?

3. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement that “Welfare is having the biggest reforms that this country has seen for decades”?

4. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Social Development: How will the Budget 2012 welfare reforms support teen parents to provide better outcomes for themselves and their children?

5. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Attorney-General: How many District Court Judges currently hold permanent warrants, and of those Judges, how many are unavailable to sit full-time in the District Courts because they hold other appointments?

6. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What improvements have been made to the way that district health boards provide elective services for their patients, and what have been the results of these?

7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he still have confidence in the Minister for Social Development and the Associate Ministers for Social Development; if so, why?

8. Su'a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No 2 on 3 May 2012 on employment matters?

9. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Housing: What recent announcements has he made about funding from the Social Housing Unit?

10. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he have confidence in Biosecurity New Zealand?

11. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Conservation: What are the benefits of the marine reserve proposed for Akaroa Harbour?

12. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: What progress is the Government making on tougher loan-shark laws?

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