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Questions For Oral Answer November 27


1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: How many times this year, and on what dates has he had communications with Cameron Slater?

2. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What progress has been made towards meeting the Treasury’s Budget forecasts for job growth in the economy over recent years?

3. MARAMA FOX to the Minister of Local Government: He aha ngā kōwhiringa hou kua tirotirohia e ia kia nui ake ai ngā māngai o te tangata whenua i runga Kaunihera ā-Takiwā, Kaunihera ā-Hau Kāinga?

Translation: What initiatives has she investigated to increase tangata whenua representation on local and district councils?

4. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on increasing air services links between New Zealand and China?

5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What are the “other options” that the Prime Minister referred to in order to reach his Government’s surplus target for 2014/15, and do they include cutting funding for any existing programmes?

6. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Social Development: What reports has she received on the progress of the Government’s whiteware and optical programmes for beneficiaries and low-income New Zealanders?

7. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Does he agree with the findings of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s inquiry into release of NZSIS information to Cameron Slater?

8. DAVID SHEARER to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Is he satisfied that the timeframe for submissions on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill allows sufficient time for public input?

9. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made about partnering with sports codes to improve the education of young people and families?

10. KRIS FAAFOI to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all his statements?

11. RON MARK to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all of his statements in the House yesterday?

12. SARAH DOWIE to the Associate Minister of Transport: How will the changes from 1 December, lowering the adult drink-driving limits, improve road safety?


1. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee: Will he consider extending the time period for submissions on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill given public submissions close today; if not, why not?


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