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Questions for Oral Answer - May 23


1. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?

2. TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Finance: How will Budget 2012 support sustainable growth?

3. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister of Finance: What are the Government’s fiscal policies doing to stop the loss of New Zealanders to Australia, which has now hit an 11-year high?

4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement on page 1 of the Budget 2011 Executive Summary, where he states that growth is “forecast to reach 4 percent next year and the economy forecast to create 170,000 new jobs over the next four years”?

5. COLIN KING to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What evidence has he received of the financial performance of New Zealand universities?

6. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: Have all the projects identified in the National Infrastructure Plan been assessed against Treasury’s Better Business Cases for Capital Proposals guidelines to ensure they represent good value for money; if not, why not?

7. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement “Under current settings, we could have expected 1,000 more teachers to be added by 2016”; if so, what proportion of those teachers would have been employed in primary schools?

8. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister for Social Development: What role will the Work and Income Board have in the Government’s recently announced welfare reforms?

9. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Housing: Does he stand by all his statements on housing?

10. BRENDAN HORAN to the Minister of Transport: Has he made a decision to fund the repair of the Napier-Gisborne rail network; if not, why not?

11. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What recent progress has the Government made in combating the trade of objectionable images of children?

12. KRIS FAAFOI to the Minister of Police: What is the basis for her assertion that there will be no negative effect on Police frontline services despite no new money for Vote Police in tomorrow’s Budget and given that Police face potential cost increases of $470 million over the next four years in wages alone?


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