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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 29 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
Wednesday, 29 March 2000

Questions to Ministers

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1. Hon. Roger Sowry to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: Why did he say that the report he released on Sunday was an evaluation of the community work scheme?

2. Mark Peck to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any submissions from the Inland Revenue Department on the consequences of continuing with the present baseline funding for the department?

3. Hon. Roger Sowry to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: Is it correct that "he is not similarly nauseated" at what his Associate Minister has described as the Child, Youth and Family Services' "downright prejudice"?

4. Rt Hon. Winston Peters to the Minister of Finance: Has the Overseas Investment Commission received any applications seeking consent in principle to own or hold fish quota currently held by Te Ika Paewai Ltd; if so, who lodged that application?

5. Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: When will he make public a thorough and correct analysis of the community work programme?

6. Sue Kedgley to the Minister of Transport: Is he concerned that Transit New Zealand sprays more than 10 tonnes of chemical herbicides alongside roads, including a herbicide that contaminates groundwater and herbicides associated with a range of health effects; if so, what does he propose to do about it?

7. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: Will Maori be given an equal level of representation on district health boards with non-Maori?

8. Judy Keall to the Minister of Health: What progress has the Government made since the election to improve mental health services?

9. Hon. Max Bradford to the Minister of Labour: Will she regard the Employment Relations Bill as unsuccessful if it makes it more difficult for New Zealand exporters to rapidly adjust to international competition?

10. Mahara Okeroa to the Minister of Education: What action, if any, has the Government taken to improve student representation on secondary school boards of trustees?

11. Hon. Dr Nick Smith to the Minister of Education: What evidence does he have to back up his claim in the House that there is a trend for bulk-funded schools to employ "cheaper, less experienced teachers rather than the right teachers for the jobs"?

12. Mita Ririnui to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What benefits to conservation and recreation does he see in the establishment of the Millennium Kauri Forest he opened in Northland yesterday?

Wednesday, 29 March 2000

Questions to Members

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1. Hon. Max Bradford to the Chairperson of the Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Committee: Has the committee given any consideration to dates and times for hearing submissions on the Employment Relations Bill?

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