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Questions for Oral Answer - August 6


Questions to Ministers

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of the answers given on his behalf to Oral Question No. 5 on 30 May 2013?

2. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that he is “deeply concerned” about the Fonterra whey protein scare and if so, is he satisfied that parents in New Zealand and overseas now have accurate information on this issue?

3. PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What are the expected economic consequences of the potential whey protein contamination issue?

4. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

5. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Police: Is the Government taking any action in response to the unprecedented recommendation from the Police Association to call for an independent inquiry into the conviction of Teina Pora; and does she agree with what President Greg O’Connor describes as significant disquiet among police who are uncomfortable with the fact that Teina Pora is in prison for this crime?

6. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his answer to one of my supplementary questions on 31 July 2013 that “the inquiry at no point asked for a journalist’s records, either access records or phone records”?

7. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Food Safety: What information can she provide to the public regarding the safety of infant formula?

8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Reserve Bank that house price inflation in our largest city Auckland is “rapid”; if so, what is the Government doing to deal with the demand and price pressures caused by speculators?

9. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Trade: What reports has he received of international reactions to the potential contamination of whey protein concentrate?

10. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he take responsibility for the health outcomes from his policies; if not, why not?

11. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Primary Industries: What response has he received from the primary sector on the potential whey protein contamination issue?

12. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Housing: What is the number of Housing New Zealand houses which are currently vacant as a proportion of the total Housing New Zealand stock?

Questions to Members

1. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Member in charge of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2): Is it his intention to proceed with the first reading of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2); if so, why?

2. Hon MARYAN STREET to the Member in charge of the Electricity (Renewable Preference) Amendment Bill: Is it her intention to proceed with the first reading of the Electricity (Renewable Preference) Amendment Bill; if so, why?

3. SUE MORONEY to the Chairperson of the Government Administration Committee: How many submissions were received on the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill?

4. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Member in charge of the Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill: Is it his intention to proceed with the committee stage of the Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill; if so, why?

5. ANDREW LITTLE to the Member in charge of the Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill: Is it her intention to proceed with the first reading of the Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill; if so, why?

6. KRIS FAAFOI to the Chairperson of the Law and Order Committee: When will she report back on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, New Zealand Police: Enforcing drink driving laws, February 2013?

7. JACINDA ARDERN to the Member in charge of the Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill: Is it her intention to proceed with the first reading of the Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill, if so, why?

8. SUE MORONEY to the Member in charge of the Care of Children Law Reform Bill: Is it her intention to proceed with the first reading of the Care of Children Law Reform Bill; if so, why?

9. CLARE CURRAN to the Member in charge of the Privacy (Giving Privacy Commissioner Necessary Tools) Amendment Bill: Is it her intention to proceed with the first reading of the Privacy (Giving Privacy Commissioner Necessary Tools) Amendment Bill; if so, why?

10. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Member in charge of the Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill: Is it his intention to proceed with the first reading of the Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment Bill; if so, why?

11. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Chairperson of the Health Committee: Is it his intention to seek further submissions into the Inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus from preconception until three years of age?

12. SUE MORONEY to the Member in charge of the Electronic Data Safety Bill: Is it her intention to proceed with the first reading of the Electronic Data Safety Bill; if so, why?

13. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: Has he taken steps to ensure that the representatives of senior citizens have been given the opportunity to submit to the committee on the Taxation (Annual Rates, Foreign Superannuation, and Remedial Matters) Bill; if so, what were those steps?

14. ANDREW WILLIAMS to the Member in charge of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2): What is the intention of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2)?

15. ANDREW WILLIAMS to the Member in charge of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2): How will the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2) help the Reserve Bank pursue a balanced macro-economic policy?

16. ANDREW WILLIAMS to the Member in charge of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2): Why is the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Amending Primary Function of Bank) Amendment Bill (No 2) needed now?

17. BARBARA STEWART to the Member in charge of the Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill: What is the intention of the Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill?

18. BARBARA STEWART to the Member in charge of the Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill: Why is the Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill needed now?

19. RICHARD PROSSER to the Member in charge of the Social Security (Clothing Allowance for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill: What is the intention of the Social Security (Clothing Allowance for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill?

20. RICHARD PROSSER to the Member in charge of the Social Security (Clothing Allowance for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill: Why is the Social Security (Clothing Allowance for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill needed now?

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