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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER - Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Tuesday, 23 May 2000

Questions to Ministers


1. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Minister for Economic Development: Is he concerned that in April on average 217 New Zealanders left New Zealand permanently every day, and what does this mean in relation to his "job machine"?

2. Chris Carter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What action is he taking in response to the crisis in Fiji?

3. Hon. Bill English to the Treasurer: Why did he state that "My sentiment is that the current account deficit will hang over the currency, keeping downward pressure on the dollar.", and how does he reconcile that statement with the Prime Minister's public comments on the value of the New Zealand dollar?

4. Hon. Peter Dunne to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What steps is the New Zealand Government taking to register New Zealand citizens and residents presently in Fiji?

5. Hon. David Carter to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: How much of the regional development fund will go to Canterbury to help turn around that region's largest decline in business confidence since the survey started?

6. Luamanuvao Winnie Laban to the Minister of Education: Has he received any reports on copyright issues in schools; if so, what steps has he taken to address those issues?

7. Hon. Marie Hasler to the Minister for Economic Development: What response has he received to his call since he became Minister for talented New Zealanders who had gone overseas to come back and rebuild the country?

8. Graham Kelly to the Minister of Labour: Has she received any reports about material containing factual inaccuracies about the Employment Relations Bill; if so, what are those inaccuracies?

9. Hon. Max Bradford to the Minister of Labour: How do the good faith provisions of the Employment Relations Bill apply to unions, and what remedies are available to employees and employers for a breach of good faith by a union?

10. H V Ross Robertson to the Minister of Housing: Has he received any reports that indicate a need for a change of direction in Government housing policy; if so, what do they say?

11. Hon. Tony Ryall to the Associate Minister of Justice: Will she be seeking to refer Supplementary Order Paper No. 25 relating to the Matrimonial Property Amendment Bill to a select committee; if not, why not?

12. Stephen Franks to the Associate Minister of Justice: What is her understanding of the purpose of provisions to redress "economic disparity" in proposed amendments to the Matrimonial Property Amendment Bill?

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