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Questions for Oral Answer - July 17


1. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy?

2. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with his Minister of Finance that “the mixed ownership programme will be good for Kiwi investors, the Government and the economy as a whole”?

3. COLIN KING to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How will the new Advanced Technology Institute help businesses get competitive products to market?

4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does the Government’s economic strategy support the development of New Zealand-owned financial institutions?

5. MIKE SABIN to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made regarding the regulation of psychoactive substances?

6. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: How much was spent on investigation, design, and other preparatory work for the now cancelled Otaki to Levin expressway?

7. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is he concerned about the potential loss of revenue from the float of Mighty River Power due to market uncertainty around water rights?

8. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister for Social Development: How will the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Bill provide greater support for young people at risk of long-term welfare dependency?

9. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statements that “the billion dollars is not just about the young people. Those savings are also coming from those on other benefits … we certainly have got projections that we believe we will be making savings over the next four years”?

10. HOLLY WALKER to the Minister for Social Development: Can she confirm that in the year from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011, 71 children and young people were abused while in CYFS care?

11. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Corrections: What progress has been made on the Government’s goal of getting more prisoners into employment and education?

12. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: How much money is budgeted for spending on investigation and design on the roads of national significance in the next three financial years, over and above the $216 million that has been spent since 2009?


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