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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday May 2nd

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers....

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any advice on ways of funding New Zealand superannuation in the future?

2. Hon TONY RYALL to the Prime Minister: Does the Prime Minister stand by her statement of 23 March, in response to a supplementary question from the Green Party to oral question No. 9, that "This Government was clearly elected on a pledge to stop native logging, and we will carry out that pledge."?

3. GRANT GILLON to the Minister for Economic Development: What progress is being made towards the establishment of a Kiwi bank?

4. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Broadcasting: Is she satisfied with the quality of advice she is currently receiving?

5. JANET MACKEY to the Minister of Justice: Why did he advise the Governor-General to reject an application for the exercise of the Royal prerogative of mercy on behalf of Paul Dale, Jason Dale and Callum MacLeod?

6. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Broadcasting: What progress has been made in implementing Labour's manifesto promise to introduce format specific quotas as soon as possible on radio and free to air television to increase the level of local content?

7. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Commerce: Is it Government policy to ban parallel importing of books and CDs for up to two years after their release; if so, when will it be implemented?

8. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Minister of Labour: What consideration did she give to official advice that the Employment Relations Bill is likely to cost jobs and harm the economy?

9. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Health: What advice has she received on the competency of the Health Waikato Shared Medical System computer system and how does this reflect on the quality of the decisions made by the board of Health Waikato?

10. Dr The Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Did he, as reported, raise at yesterday's Cabinet concerns by Government Maori members over privatisation of radio spectrum; if so, what was the outcome?

11. GEOFF BRAYBROOKE to the Minister of Veterans' Affairs: Why has the Government given a one-off grant of $200,000 to the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans' Association and for what purpose will the grant be used?

12. Rt Hon WYATT CREECH to the Minister of Health: Why has she failed to meet her self-imposed deadline of 11 April to announce the appointment of members to the transitional district health boards?

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