Questions for Oral Answer – July 24

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 — 11:51 AM


1. MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in building a more competitive and productive economy?

2. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that $360 million is “a possible number” for the cost of the loyalty scheme for asset sales?

3. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: How many “mum and dad investors” does he believe will benefit from the loyalty bonus shares under the Mixed Ownership Model?

4. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Housing: What recent announcement has he made about the Tāmaki Transformation Programme?

5. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to the share give-away as part of his asset sales programme that “If the member wants to go to the Budget, he will see quite clearly laid out the Government’s programme, the anticipated return that the Crown will get, and the costs likely to be associated”?

6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to the funding of the Mackenzie Sustainable Futures Trust, “I’m sure someone will have a cursory look at it”; if so, has he or his office investigated the funding?

7. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: How many of New Zealand’s 947 pharmacies have signed up to the new Community Pharmacy Service agreement, and what does this mean for their patients?

8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement in relation to New Zealanders leaving for Australia, “What’s the point of standing in the airport crying about it?” given that 158,167 have left since November 2008, 53,763 left in the last year, and 4,361 left in June?

9. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What depth is the seabed in the areas covered by tendered petroleum exploration permits 12PEG2 off the coast of Wellington and 12GS2 off the coast of Otago and how does this compare to the depth of the deepest producing well in New Zealand?

10. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by his statement that it is “ridiculous” for Auckland Council to try and go ahead with plans to charge motorists to use the city’s roads?

11. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Labour: What recent progress has been made towards improving safety in the workplace?

12. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Housing: Does he agree, with Canterbury District Health Board medical officer, Alistair Humphrey, that cold, damp and overcrowded housing in Christchurch has “contributed to general sickness”; if not, why not?


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