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Hon Paul Swain.

Hon Paul Swain

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Date:
8 November 2008

Hon Paul Swain

Labour Party

Former parliamentary roles

  • Member, Commerce Committee 4 March 1997-19 October 1999
  • Minister of Commerce 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Minister of Communications 10 December 1999-21 December 2004
  • Minister of Information Technology 10 December 1999-21 December 2004
  • Minister of Land Information 10 December 1999-13 November 2000
  • Minister of Statistics 10 December 1999-13 November 2000
  • Associate Minister of Energy 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Associate Minister of Justice 10 December 1999-15 August 2002
  • Associate Minister of Finance 13 November 2000-19 May 2003
  • Associate Minister of Revenue 13 November 2000-19 May 2003
  • Associate Minister of Land Information 13 November 2000-15 August 2002
  • Minister for Small Business 15 August 2002-19 May 2003
  • Minister of Transport 15 August 2002-26 February 2004
  • Associate Minister for Economic Development 15 August 2002-21 December 2004
  • Minister of Corrections 19 May 2003-19 October 2005
  • Acting Minister of Commerce 20 February 2004-26 April 2004
  • Acting Minister for Land Information 15 October 2004-21 December 2004
  • Minister of Immigration 26 February 2004-19 October 2005
  • Minister of Labour 26 February 2004-19 October 2005
  • Minister for State Owned Enterprises 21 December 2004-19 October 2005
  • Associate Minister of Information Technology 21 December 2004-19 October 2005
  • Associate Minister of Communications 21 December 2004-19 October 2005
  • Member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee 9 November 2005-7 November 2007
  • Member, Commerce Committee 7 November 2007-3 October 2008
  • Member, Finance and Expenditure Committee 9 November 2005-3 October 2008
  • Member, Privileges Committee 16 November 2005-3 October 2008

Personal details

Born 20 December 1951, Palmerston North, married, three children

Education/qualifications

  • St Patricks College, Wellington
  • BA, Victoria University of Wellington

Career

  • Department of Social Welfare 1975-1976
  • Bus Driver, Wellington City Council 1976-1976
  • Teacher 1978-1982
  • Employment Co-ordinator, YMCA 1982-1986
  • Research Officer, Federation of Labour 1987-1987
  • Chairperson, Wellington Regional Employment and Access Council 1987-1989
  • Research Officer, CTU 1988-1990
  • Member for Eastern Hutt 27 October 1990-12 October 1996
  • Member for Rimutaka 12 October 1996-8 November 2008

Leisure activities

Music, sport, member of Parliamentary cricket team, former member of Parliamentary rugby team

This is the archived biography page for former member of Parliament, Hon Paul Swain.