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Jim Anderton

Member for Wigram, Progressive

Most recent appearances in parliament

If this MP has contributed more than once to a debate, only one speech is shown.

Valedictory Statements (4 Oct 2011)

Speech expand: "Those who may wish to time my speech will note that I am starting 10 minutes late! I have heard MPs say that from the age of 14 years they wanted to be Prime Minister. I must admit I never had any ambition to be a member of Parliament. My early ambitions were ..."

Economy—Government Policies (28 Sep 2011)

Question: "Has the Prime Minister received, as Prime Minister, any reports of billboards appearing around New Zealand claiming that he, as Prime Minister, is “Building a brighter future”; and will he be replacing that slogan with the words “We may just muddle through”?"

Economy—Protection from Global Market Volatility (10 Aug 2011)

Question: "Can the Prime Minister tell the House how it reduces New Zealand’s long-term national debt to sell assets that earn hundreds of millions of dollars a year in perpetuity, for a one-off asset sale that realises only a limited amount of cash for the short term?"

Motions - Norway—Bombing and Mass Shooting (2 Aug 2011)

Speech expand: "I join with colleagues in the House in expressing profound sympathies to the people of Norway. How moving and poignant this tragedy has been for those of us who have spent our lives encouraging young people to believe that politics can make a difference for ..."

State-owned Assets, Sales—Ownership of Shares (12 Jul 2011)

Intervention: "It has been a longstanding decision of yours that we are not allowed to table in this House journalistic reports and all the rest of it, let alone listen to them being read out by the Prime Minister in answer to a question."

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