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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 31 May

WEDNESDAY, 31 MAY 2000
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Question 1.

Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister:

Q: What advice, consistent with the Coalition Agreement, would she give to New Zealand businesses and international investors so that they can determine whether Mr Anderton is speaking as Deputy Prime Minister of her Government or as Leader of the Alliance?

Question 2.

ANN HARTLEY to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education):

Q: What are the expected outcomes from recently announced export education initiatives?

Question 3.

OWEN JENNINGS to the Minister for Economic Development:

Q: Is he concerned about the latest drop in business confidence; if so, what action is he prepared to take to address this problem?

Question 4.

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises:

Q: What is the total cost to date of all expenditure on the Airways Corporation satellite-based Oceanic Control System and what is the most recent prediction as to when it will become fully operational?

Question 5.

Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Treasurer:

Q: What factors does he believe have led to the dramatic loss in business confidence?

Question 6.

JANET MACKEY to the Minister of Justice:

Q: What does the report on alleged witness intimidation in a Gisborne murder case involving members and associates of the Mongrel Mob say?

Question 7.

Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Prime Minister:

Q: When will the Employment Relations Bill be independently appraised, as affirmed by the Minister of Labour on the Kim Hill programme yesterday, and who will be conducting the appraisal?

Question 8.

TAITO PHILLIP FIELD to the Minister of Education:

Q: What reports has he received on student achievement in mathematics and science?

Question 9.

Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister:

Q: What did she mean when she said she was "being de facto the Minister of Maori Affairs"?

Question 10.

JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment:

Q: What will she do to ensure that the reported 113 unauthorised genetic research projects are halted pending a proper risk assessment?

Question 11.

Hon JOHN LUXTON to the Minister for Economic Development:

Q: What action will he take to restore business confidence in regional New Zealand following the largest monthly drop in business confidence ever recorded by the National Bank's monthly business confidence survey?

Question 12.

H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Transport:

Q: What is the Government doing to tackle the problems of traffic congestion in Auckland?

QUESTIONS TO MEMBERS

Question 1.

Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Chairperson of the Maori Affairs Committee:

Q: Can he confirm that the committee has an inquiry into the Waipareira Trust and will the inquiry enable the committee to investigate any allegations by Mr Dennis Hansen about the Waipareira Trust?

Question 2.

ANNE TOLLEY to the Chairperson of the Commerce Committee:

Q: Will the committee be resolving to report back the Shop Trading Hours (Abolition of Restrictions) Bill by the due date of 30 June 2000; if not, why not?

ENDS

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