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Questions for Oral Answer - September 18


1. MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Finance: What measures is the Government taking to encourage businesses to invest, grow and create jobs?

2. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement given in answer to Oral Question No 2 on 1 May 2012, “my chief of staff spoke with Hon John Banks and sought an assurance from him that he had fully complied with the requirements of the Local Electoral Act in respect of donations. Mr Banks gave his assurance during the phone call and stated that he was not aware that Mr Dotcom had made the donation to his mayoral campaign”?

3. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that Hon John Banks has “got a version of events, others have got a different version. It’s not for me to forensically go through that”; if so, whose job is it to hold his Ministers to account for the veracity of their statements?

4. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Justice: What steps is the Government taking to better protect the public from imminent and serious sexual and violent offenders?

5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in answer to Supplementary Question No 3 in Oral Question No 2 on 1 May 2012, “The test is whether the Minister correctly applied and did everything in accordance with the law. I have received an assurance he did”?

6. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Conservation: Has she considered making the decision herself on Milford Dart Ltd’s concession application for a private bus tunnel, rather than delegating it to a Department of Conservation manager; if not, why not?

7. Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister for Small Business: What changes, if any, has he proposed to the Minister of Commerce to the Companies Act 1993 to reduce the burden of compliance on small businesses?

8. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister for Social Development: What changes will the Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill make to the welfare system?

9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: What discussions, if any, has he had with the Reserve Bank regarding the exchange rate in the past six months?

10. Hon LIANNE DALZIEL to the Minister of Education: On what date did she approve the proposal for changes to the schools network in Canterbury, announced last Thursday, and when were school principals and board of trustee chairs affected by the proposed closures first invited to a briefing on that proposal?

11. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Revenue: How has the Government made the student loan scheme more affordable for taxpayers?

12. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the IMF that the New Zealand currency is overvalued and does he agree with exporters that this is causing decreased export receipts resulting in fewer jobs in the export sector?


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