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Questions For Oral Answer - March 14th 2000

Tuesday, 14 March 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Chris Carter to the Prime Minister: What were the main benefits from her trip to Chile in the last few days?

2. Rt Hon. Jenny Shipley to the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services: Is she, as Minister responsible for Ministerial Services, committed to good faith bargaining for both employers and employees?

3. Sue Kedgley to the Minister of Health: In view of the spread of antibiotic resistance and superbugs in New Zealand hospitals, does she have any concerns that about 1.2 tonnes of the antibiotic streptomycin, which is used in human medicine, is sprayed on to fruit and vegetables every year; if so, does the Government intend to put a stop to this practice?

4. Rodney Hide to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he have any concerns for the impact on New Zealand's economic development should the Government borrow money to top up the Government's proposed superannuation fund; if not, why not?

5. Geoff Braybrooke to the Minister of Health: Has she received any reports on the cost associated with the Napier Health Centre; if so, what do those reports say?

6. Hon. Bill English to the Minister of Finance: What does the Budget Policy Statement project for both economic growth and job growth?

7. Ann Hartley to the Minister of State Services: What steps has he taken to fulfil the Government parties' pre-election promises to return kindergarten teachers to the State sector?

8. Hon. Murray McCully to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: Does he stand by his statement to the House on 1 March, in relation to the Moutoa Gardens discussions, that "It is important to ensure that Ministers are clear on what capacity they are actually acting in."; if so, what steps is he taking to ensure that such clarity is achieved?

9. Clayton Cosgrove to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: How will the Science and Innovation Advisory Council promote science and innovation?

10. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Prime Minister: Has the chief executive officer of Te Puni Kokiri made direct reports to her this year; if so, what has been the subject?

11. Gerry Brownlee to the Minister for Accident Insurance: Is he satisfied with the investment practices and policies of the Accident Compensation Corporation?

12. Hon. Dr Nick Smith to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: Will the Government be stopping any field trials by Landcare Research associated with the biotechnology programmes into the control of opossums and stoats?

Tuesday, 14 March 2000

Questions to Members


1. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Chairperson of the Law and Order Committee: As submissions on my Truth in Sentencing Bill closed on 9 July 1999, when will the committee report the bill to the House?

2. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Chairperson of the Mâori Affairs Committee: Is the committee, as part of its review of Te Puni Kokiri, examining the department's review of the financial performance of voluntary Maori organisations that receive taxpayer funding?

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