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Questions for Oral Answer - September 11


QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What advice has he received on the impact global economic developments are having on the New Zealand economy?

2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the International Monetary Fund, and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand that the New Zealand dollar is overvalued?

3. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to food in schools that “most of those decile one to three schools have that and are dealing with the issue”; if so, is he therefore satisfied that all children attending New Zealand schools are having their nutritional needs met and are arriving in classrooms ready to learn?

4. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What reports has he received regarding the performance of the tertiary education sector?

5. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, “I don’t think that [universal child payment] is at all likely; we went away from that some years ago. In New Zealand we have a very targeted system through Working for Families.”?

6. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made on the Government’s comprehensive welfare reforms?

7. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Local Government: Does he agree with the statement by the previous Minister for Local Government, Hon Dr Nick Smith “Under any circumstances the next regional council elections in Canterbury will take place no later than the elections scheduled for late 2013”?

8. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Conservation: What progress has been made to deter smuggling of our threatened species?

9. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister for Economic Development: What was the level of unemployment forecast for 2013 and 2014 in the downside scenario of Budget 2012, and what is the level of unemployment for 2013 and 2014 as forecast by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment last week?

10. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Statistics: What progress has been made in preparing for the 2013 Census?

11. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Local Government: Does he think it is fair to require Cantabrians to pay around $78 million in regional rates annually with no elected regional councillors deciding how to spend those rates?

12. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her answers to parliamentary written questions that show parents are paying 30 percent more in school donations since National took office?

ENDS

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