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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 6 April

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

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Thursday, 6 April 2000

Questions to Ministers

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1. Hon. Tony Ryall to the Minister of Corrections: What effect would the Bail Bill and proposed amendments have on the prison population?

2. Rick Barker to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Have there been any developments in the apple industry with respect to our trade with Australia; if so, what are they?

3. Hon. Dr Nick Smith to the Prime Minister: Did her request in December last year to the Minister for the Environment asking her to initiate the work for an inquiry into genetic modification include a request that lesser options than a Royal Commission be considered?

4. Kevin Campbell to the Minister of Corrections: What were his reasons for deciding to keep the kitchen at the Christchurch Women's Prison open?

5. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: Has she been informed of the concerns of health experts advising that proposals in The Future Shape of Primary Health Care, including the proposed changes to the funding systems for general practitioners and other primary health care providers, threaten poorer health outcomes for low income New Zealanders; if so, what modifications to her proposals does she propose?

6. Sue Kedgley to the Minister for Crown Research Institutes: Why does a publicly funded Crown research institute have an application before the Environmental Risk Management Authority today to create a flock of genetically engineered sheep when the Government says it wants to have a voluntary moratorium on some field trials?

7. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Attorney-General: Would the Government include the Treaty of Waitangi in a written constitution for New Zealand?

8. H V Ross Robertson to the Minister of Commerce: What action, if any, is the Government taking to strengthen the Commerce Act 1986?

9. Dr the Hon. Lockwood Smith to the Minister of Labour: Has she received any advice from officials on what impact the changes to subcontracting arrangements and fixed-term contracts in the Employment Relations Bill will have on the flexibility of the New Zealand workforce; if so, what was the advice?

10. Rt Hon. Winston Peters to the Minister of Revenue: Has the Commissioner of Inland Revenue approached the Solicitor-General for an opinion on the winebox issues; if so, why?

11. Hon. Murray McCully to the Minister of Local Government: Is it correct that yesterday was the last day of the statutory consultation period in relation to the Review Authority report on the Rodney District Council, leaving the way clear for the Minister to now make her decision; if so, why has she delayed that decision?

12. David Benson-Pope to the Associate Minister of Education: What progress, if any, has been made towards reviewing special education policy?

Thursday, 6 April 2000

Questions to Members

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1. Hon. Max Bradford to the Chairperson of the Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Committee: Will he step aside from the chair when the committee discusses the motion to remove him as chairperson?

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