Questions for Oral Answer – June 12

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 — 11:37 PM


1. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Is it his responsibility to “get to the bottom” of who leaked the Kitteridge report; if not, why not?

2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: What intelligence agencies that he is responsible for, have contracts with Palantir; if so, what is the nature of those contracts?

3. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Finance: What recent steps has the Government taken to help protect the economy and financial system from damaging boom and bust credit cycles?

4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement “There’s going to be a lot of jobs, a high level of activity for the next three or four years, that’s picking up speed now. But it does divert us a bit from the need to rebalance the economy and that is get our capital and our people and the export earnings sector”; if so, how many jobs will be created in the export sector over the next three or four years?

5. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How is the Primary Growth Partnership helping to boost productivity in New Zealand’s primary sector?

6. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement “our priority, of course, is to focus on those in persistent deprivation”; if not, why not?

7. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister for Social Development: What initiatives in Budget 2013 provide further support for families on low incomes?

8. BRENDAN HORAN to the Minister of Health: Has MedSafe received users medical device incident reports in respect of CareSens blood glucose meters; if so, how many reports were received in 2012 and in 2013 year-to-date?

9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Primary Industries: Is the Ruataniwha irrigation scheme one of the schemes he believes will have “real benefits for the environment”?

10. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Does he agree with the finding of the Deloitte report on the Treasury; monitoring of Solid Energy that “The removal/refreshment of a Board by Ministers is a crude lever and has a high threshold for use. Notwithstanding this, with the benefit of hindsight, it is evident such a move may have been warranted”; if not, why not?

11. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Corrections: What announcements has she made around using audio-visual links technology to improve public safety?

12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all of the answers she gave to Oral Questions yesterday?


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