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Questions For Oral Answer - Wed, 16 February

Question 1.

Hon. Ken Shirley to the Minister of Conservation:

Q: Was her self-drive ministerial car stopped by police last Sunday and impounded; if so, why?

Question 2.

Clayton Cosgrove to the Minister of Finance:

Q: What information has he received concerning the extent to which the Board of Television New Zealand was informed about the conditions of Mr Hawkesby's employment as a newsreader?

Question 3.

Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Prime Minister:

Q: Did she receive any legal advice before reportedly stating that "enticement" was the "real scandal" in Television New Zealand's hiring of John Hawkesby?

Question 4.

Ron Mark to the Minister of Police:

Q: What role, if any, did Superintendent Kevin Marlow play in the failed police computer INCIS and its related CARD system?

Question 5.

Dr Nick Smith to the Minister for the Environment:

Q: Did she sign and approve a Cabinet, or Cabinet Committee, paper on the inquiry into genetic modification that included the option of not proceeding with the Royal Commission of Inquiry stated in the Speech from the Throne?

Question 6.

Keith Locke to the Minister of Defence:

Q: How many times have New Zealand Skyhawk fighter planes been used in actual operations since they were purchased over 30 years ago and on what occasions?

Question 7.

Dr Nick Smith to the Prime Minister:

Q: Is she satisfied with the performance of all her Ministers?

Question 8.

Luamanuvao Winnie Laban to the Minister of Finance:

Q: Has the Government made any recent decision with respect to state asset sales?

Question 9.

Gerry Brownlee to the Minister for Accident Insurance:

Q: In the matter of workplace accident compensation and rehabilitation, is it Government policy for the entire scheme to be delivered through a single public fund model, with any new private insurance arrangements for workplace accident cover having no effect after 1 April 2000?

Question 10.

Georgina Beyer to the Minister of State Services:

Q: What changes, if any, did he make to the proposed State Services baselines for 2000/2001?

Question 11.

Rt Hon. Simon Upton to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade:

Q: What conclusions did he draw about the state of the trans-Tasman relationship as a result of his recent consultations with his Australian counterpart, Mr Alexander Downer?

Question 12.

David Benson-Pope to the Minister of Education:

Q: What measures are in place to ensure teachers who have lost jobs because of misconduct do not get re-employed in other schools?

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