Questions For Oral Answer August 19

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 — 1:32 PM


1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: How does the Government’s fiscal strategy support the New Zealand economy?

2. JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Will he stand down Hon Murray McCully as Minister of Foreign Affairs while the Auditor-General investigates the Saudi Arabia Food Security Partnership; if not, why not?

3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Associate Minister of Finance: Does she stand by the Prime Minister’s statement that “I’d hate to see New Zealanders as tenants in their own country”; if so, how many applications by overseas investors to buy land were declined under the Overseas Investment Act 2005 between January 2012 and June 2015?

4. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on the growth of New Zealand’s technology software and services industry over the last seven years?

5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Did he approve the recommendations in the Treasury Report: Capital Investment, Recycling and the Fiscal Strategy, and if so, what priorities for capital recycling within the commercial portfolio did he indicate to officials?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?

7. STEFFAN BROWNING to the Minister for Primary Industries: Will he reinstate the Organics Advisory Programme given the value of organic whole milk powder is more than five times that of conventionally-produced whole milk powder, and his vision for “premium, value-added products”?

8. TODD MULLER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on growth in the wine industry?

9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: How much has Housing New Zealand spent in total on consultants and contractors for work related to selling state houses as part of the Government’s social housing reforms?

10. MAHESH BINDRA to the Minister of Corrections: Does he have confidence in Serco?

11. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Revenue: What recent announcements has he made on proposals to improve the collection of GST on services, intangibles, and goods?

12. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he stand by his statement that “The Government is comfortable with the process that was followed in relation to the Agrihub”; if so, did his department follow all Government rules during the development and procurement of the $6 million Agrihub?


1. JAMES SHAW to the Member in charge of the Electricity Industry (Small-Scale Renewable Distributed Generation) Amendment Bill: What is the intention of the Electricity Industry (Small-Scale Renewable Distributed Generation) Amendment Bill?


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