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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday May 3rd

WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY 2000

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. PENNY WEBSTER to the Minister of Education: What action is he taking over evidence of children being ill-treated at the Cottontails Education Centre?

2. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Revenue: What advice has he received on the level of funding for the Inland Revenue Department for the coming financial year?

3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Prime Minister: How does she explain her denial yesterday that Dr Cullen had linked the Green Party's views on native logging with the policies of Mr Robert Mugabe, with the transcript of yesterday's One Midday News which records Dr Cullen saying of the Greens "well, I see they support Mr Robert Mugabe as well"?

4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Will New Zealand-owned and administered companies be given priority to purchase fish quota held by Te Ika Paewai Ltd and currently being offered for sale, over foreign-owned and administered companies; if not, why not?

5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister for Economic Development: When he made his reported comment that the Reserve Bank would be operating "erratic and destructive monetary policy" that could cost jobs, was he stating Government policy?

6. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What reports, if any, has he received on the effectiveness of economic sanctions against Iraq?

7. Dr The Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister for the Environment: When was she informed that the letter from the Prime Minister asking for options other than a Royal Commission of Inquiry be explored was "a mistake" and the request was "in error"?

8. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Defence: Can he confirm that the arms manufacturer Raytheon's best and final offer for the new Orion electronics is the $445 million price shown in the briefing papers released by the group Just Defence; if not, what is the correct figure?

9. Rt Hon WYATT CREECH to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement to the House in a reply to supplementary question to oral question No. 8 on 1 March that the Prime Minister's office was not involved in the delay in the release of the document The Future Shape of Primary Health Care?

10. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What benefits does the Government expect from restoring the 24-hour Plunketline service?

11. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Minister of Labour: Is she willing to appear before the Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Committee to explain and discuss the Employment Relations Bill?

12. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister of Education: What action has the Government taken to close the gaps in early childhood education?

QUESTIONS TO MEMBERS

1. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Chairperson of the Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Committee: Has the committee resolved, in a public session, to ask Treasury to appear before, or to present a submission to, the committee on the economic impact of the Employment Relations Bill?

2. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Chairperson of the Education and Science Committee: When do submissions close on the Education Amendment Bill?

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