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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 4 May

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Thursday, 4 May 2000

Questions to Ministers

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1. Rt Hon. Jenny Shipley to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he still believe that it is part of his "economic development role to take some responsibility for reducing compliance costs"?

2. Luamanuvao Winnie Laban to the Treasurer: Does he have any concerns about the way in which the Fiscal Responsibility Act 1994 has been implemented?

3. Hon. Maurice Williamson to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that, in relation to the West Coast logging contract, "There may be people in this Parliament who believe one should just willy-nilly rush in, close off contracts which have been signed, not honour them, not offer compensation. That is essentially the Robert Mugabe approach to commercial law."; if so, is he prepared to name those people today?

4. Kevin Campbell to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control: What positive contribution did New Zealand make at the recent Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference held in New York?

5. Hon. Ken Shirley to the Minister for Accident Insurance: Is it his intention to reintroduce lump sum compensation for measurable impairment resulting from all accidents?

6. Sue Kedgley to the Minister of Health: Will the time she gave to the House earlier this year, that labelling of genetically modified food is expected to be "finalised and signed off in May this year", be met; if not, why not?

7. Anne Tolley to the Minister of Health: Will she be taking any action regarding the suppression of the names of the five laboratories involved in the cervical smear inquiry and the geographical source of the cervical smears tested in those laboratories so that the women concerned can contact their general practititioner or specialist to take steps to determine whether they require follow-up treatment or investigation?

8. Rt Hon. Winston Peters to the Minister of Corrections: Did his answer to written question No. 4665 (2000) represent the total number of contracts awarded to Honeywell Ltd for the installation of security facilities, or development, or upgrading of existing facilities and any other services or advice by Honeywell Ltd during the last five years?

9. Brian Neeson to the Minister of Police: Do the views of Hon Tariana Turia, as reported in The Press of 2 May, that fingerprinting of children will "pre-criminalise" them, represent Government policy?

10. Taito Phillip Field to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What advice, if any, has he received on the level of funding set out in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update 1999, prepared by the previous Government, for Child, Youth and Family Services for the coming financial year?

11. Hon. David Carter to the Minister for Biosecurity: Has she received any reports on the means of entry to New Zealand of the varroa bee mite?

12. Nanaia Mahuta to the Minister of Education: Is there a strategic framework for making funding and policy decisions for early childhood education?

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