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Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 10 February 20

Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 10 February 2000

Questions to Ministers

Question 1.

Grant Gillon to the Minister of Conservation:

Q: Does the Government intend to propose an amendment to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Bill to ensure that the whole of Takapuna Point is transferred into the proposed park and is available for the public use and enjoyment of all New Zealanders?

Question 2.

Rt Hon. Jenny Shipley to the Prime Minister:

Q: What did she mean by her comments, as reported in the Dominion of 8 February, that "the chorus at the select committee [on the Accident Insurance (Transitional Provisions) Bill] was predictable"?

Question 3.

H V Ross Robertson to the Minister of Justice:

Q: Why did the Government take the decision to cancel the Commission of Inquiry into INCIS and what is he establishing in its place?

Question 4.

Gerry Brownlee to the Minister for Accident Insurance:

Q: What does he expect ACC to do regarding the level of accident insurance premiums over the next three years, since @Work New Zealand has said that premiums are likely to fall significantly further in year two?

Question 5.

Ron Mark to the Prime Minister:

Q: Is it Government policy to endorse, commercially or otherwise, private companies competing with other businesses in this country?

Question 6.

Max Bradford to the Minister for Economic Development:

Q: What did he mean when he said, as reported in the Dominion this morning, that the Government's new economic development programme would "get a lot wrong"?

Question 7.

Martin Gallagher to the Minister of Health:

Q: What steps will the Government be taking to begin to address the problems identified in the Our Health Our Future report?

Question 8.

Hon. Richard Prebble to the Minister of Defence:

Q: How does he reconcile his statement on Morning Reportyesterday that the Government is "not actively trying to sell the Skyhawks to anyone" with the report on Television New Zealand news at 6pm last night that New Zealand diplomats have confirmed that talks are underway with the Philippines over that country's purchase of the New Zealand Air Force Skyhawks, or does this mean the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade has not advised him that diplomats are negotiating to sell the Skyhawks?

Question 9.

Sue Kedgley to the Minister of Health:

Q: Has the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Council of Ministers agreed that arrangements for mandatory labelling of genetically engineered food would be finalised in March this year; if so, will the timetable be achieved?

Question 10.

Tony Ryall to the Minister of Broadcasting:

Q: How does she explain telling the Listener that the Government is not going to publicly say it would accept a smaller dividend from Television New Zealand and telling OnFilm magazine that she will consider trading off a smaller dividend from Television New Zealand?

Question 11.

Tim Barnett to the Minister of Housing:

Q: What reports has he received on serious housing needs in New Zealand and what action will he take as a result of those reports?

Question 12.

John Luxton to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development:

Q: Does he see any benefits to regional development of maintaining tariffs; if so, could he specify them?


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