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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 15 March

Today's questions for oral answers by ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be publshed shortly in the Headlines wire.

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 15 March 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Rodney Hide to the Minister of Health: Has she received any reports of Health Funding Authority money being incorrectly paid to the Aotearoa Maori Rugby League instead of the Waipareira Trust; if not, will she be seeking such reports?

2. Mark Peck to the Minister of Revenue: Has he received any further information with respect to the case where a taxpayer's medical records were sought under section 17 of the Tax Administration Act 1994?

3. Rt Hon. Simon Upton to the Minister of State Services: How long does he expect it will take Government departments to eliminate the use of consultants?

4. Peter Brown to the Minister of Energy: Is he concerned about the four increases to fuel prices this year, which occurred at short notice; if so, what action is he proposing to take?

5. Anne Tolley to the Minister of Agriculture: Has he received any information or advice concerning potential barriers to export by Hawke's Bay meat producers?

6. Jeanette Fitzsimons to the Minister for the Environment: When will she enact legislation to make spray drift at any detectable level illegal?

7. Hon. Max Bradford to the Minister of Labour: What evidence can she provide that working days lost will not rise under the proposed Employment Relations Act?

8. Rick Barker to the Minister of Health: Does she plan any educational campaigns for members of Parliament and their staff on the health effects of using cannabis?

9. Dr the Hon. Lockwood Smith to the Minister of Finance: Can he rule out, in any circumstances, having to borrow to fund the Government's proposed superannuation fund?

10. Janet Mackey to the Minister of State Services: What mechanisms are currently in place to protect employees who make disclosures of information about serious wrongdoing by the employer?

11. Hon. Murray McCully to the Associate Minister of M ori Affairs (Social Development): Why did she withdraw from discussions which took place last Friday regarding the future of Moutoa Gardens?

12. Taito Phillip Field to the Minister of Labour: How will the Employment Relations Bill restore balance and fairness to the workplace?

Questions to Members

1. Rodney Hide to the Chairperson of the Maori Affairs Committee: Is the committee, as part of its review of Te Puni Kokiri, examining whether the Ministry has monitored the use by the Waipareira Trust of funding appropriated through the Ministry's vote?

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