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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 23 March

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be published shortly after 3pm in the Headlines wire.


QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Thursday, 23 March 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: Has she taken any steps since becoming Minister of Health to ensure that nurses and doctors receive better pay and conditions?

2. Grant Gillon to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What concerns does he have about regional variations in the price of petrol?

3. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: How much sponsorship is Te Puni Kokiri extending to the "Building the Constitution" conference and why is taxpayers' money being spent on this gathering?

4. Graham Kelly to the Minister for Accident Insurance: Has he had any further discussion with Federated Farmers with respect to accident insurance coverage for the self-employed; if so, what has been the outcome of those discussions?

5. Dr Lynda Scott to the Associate Minister of Health: What did she mean when she said, of Maori representation on the new district health boards, that a separate Maori funding authority was one option, but that "there's a lot to be said for co-purchasing arrangements"?

6. Sue Bradford to the Minister of Police: What is the Government's policy in relation to nose holds, choke holds and similar tactics in dealing with people on demonstrations?

7. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: Are media reports that the Government is considering that iwi organisations sit alongside new district health boards and have equal say in all decisions, as attributed to her Associate Minister, Hon Tariana Turia, correct?

8. Peter Brown to the Minister for State-Owned Enterprises: Are there any circumstances in which it would be appropriate to permit senior management of a State-owned enterprise to reside, long term, outside of New Zealand?

9. Rt Hon. Jenny Shipley to the Prime Minister: Further to her reported indication that it would be difficult for Mr Richards to keep his job, and Mr Hodgson's comments in the House yesterday that behaviour such as Mr Richards' would invoke a "political response", is it her Government's policy that people employed by Government agencies will be subject to a direct "political response" including sackings if, outside work hours, they engage in political activities or express opinions opposed to the Government?

10. Chris Carter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What reports, if any, has he received on an upsurge in militia activity in East Timor?

11. Hon. Bill English to the Minister of Finance: What is the timetable for his proposal to legislate for the proposed superannuation fund, and will the legislation include provisions covering when, and to whom, the fund will pay out?

12. Helen Duncan to the Minister of Education: Will the proposed enrolment scheme legislation enable schools or parents to have more choice about which school children attend?

Thursday, 23 March 2000

Questions to Members

1. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Chairperson of the Maori Affairs Committee: Are there any issues in the Maori Affairs Committee's consideration of the 1998/99 Financial Review of the Ministry of Maori Development that would cause him to stand down as chairperson of the committee?

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