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Questions for Oral Answer - April 18


1. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Has he been advised whether the Prime Minister agrees with the Deputy Prime Minister that “a lot of us don’t like the power bills that we get” and if so, has he been advised what action the Prime Minister proposes to take to reduce New Zealanders’ power bills?

2. Le'aufa'amulia ASENATI LOLE-TAYLOR to the Minister of Immigration: How many temporary work visas were issued for checkout operators in 2012?

3. TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Finance: What have been the recent trends in the cost of living for New Zealanders?

4. Su'a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister for Social Development: Does she agree with the CEO of Mangere Budgeting and Family Support Services that “Increased private rental charges, higher power and energy prices, higher costs for food and dairy, higher road user charges and increased petrol costs etc…without putting up wages…means that we are effectively making our people poorer and ultimately it is costing the nation millions in welfare dollars”; if not, why not?

5. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he believe that the electricity reforms of the late 1990s delivered lower electricity prices; if so, what has happened to household electricity prices over the last 20 years?

6. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Pacific Island Affairs: What reports has she received on raising achievement amongst Pasifika students?

7. Hon SHANE JONES to the Associate Minister for Primary Industries: Has she seen the Manley Report which found that large forest owners intend to deforest 39,000 hectares between now and 2020 and what action will she take to promote policy that encourages forestry?

8. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent reports has he received on electricity market performance?

9. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Will he commit his Government to accept citizens of Pacific Island countries displaced by sea level rise as a result of climate change?

10. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: How is the Government ensuring telecommunications security legislation remains effective in a rapidly changing telecommunications environment?

11. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: Does he stand by the Prime Minister’s statement that he’s not “promising that the Government’s going to go and build a whole lot of houses”, if so, how does he plan to resolve the rental housing crisis in Christchurch?

12. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on the Government’s better public service target for immunisation?

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