Questions for Oral Answer – May 14

by Desk Editor on Monday, May 13, 2013 — 11:43 PM


1. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
2. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What will be the main priorities of the Budget on Thursday?

3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: Has he been advised whether the Prime Minister stands by his statement about Budget 2011 that “This is a Budget that will see 170,000 new jobs created”; if so, according to the Treasury in that Budget what progress should have been made by March 2013 towards reaching that target?

4. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, in relation to the SkyCity Convention Centre, “it’s a day of celebration, actually, for Aucklanders and for New Zealand”?

5. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister for Economic Development: How is the Government encouraging investment, tourism, and job growth in Auckland?

6. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his Budget 2012 statement “We are moving towards growth that is driven by savings, exports, and productive investment in the parts of the economy that trade with the rest of the world”?

7. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Housing: How will today’s announcement of a $377 million investment by Housing New Zealand in Project 324&5 and Simply Smart Homes help the Government achieve its social and economic goals?

8. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement at the start of the year that “there will be – and there are – isolated examples that are reported of a child being hungry”; if so, what does he consider to be “isolated”?

9. HOLLY WALKER to the Minister of Justice: Does she intend to bring legislation to the House that will implement the recommendations of the MMP Review in time for the 2014 election?

10. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Social Development: What announcements has she made to provide extra funding in Budget 2013 to support Budgeting Services?

11. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Police: Does she have confidence in the Police?

12. DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister of Immigration: Does he agree that there should be a cap on the number of older immigrants; if not, why not?


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