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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 5 July

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted in the Headlines wire shortly after 3pm.

Wednesday, 5 July 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Prime Minister: In view of her statement that her Government "will set new standards - both in terms of behaviour and performance", will she support a motion to censure the Alliance Whip, Mr Grant Gillon, for his assertions of bestiality yesterday?

2. Chris Carter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What issues will he be discussing with Xanana Gusmao during the East Timorese leader's official visit to New Zealand?

3. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: Can she confirm that Auckland Healthcare has not settled its funding agreement for the 2000/01 financial year because it is facing a $30 million funding cut on the previous year?

4. John Wright to the Minister for Economic Development: What response has there been to the announcement of industry development programmes to be implemented by Industry New Zealand?

5. Hon. Max Bradford to the Minister of Labour: Did she, at the Prime Minister's request, suggest changes to the Employment Relations Bill, as described in the Prime Minister's letter to business which says "There will be changes to the bill."?

6. Ron Mark to the Minister of Defence: What is the current projected unit price of the new light armoured vehicles for the New Zealand Army?

7. Hon. David Carter to the Minister for Biosecurity: When will she make a decision on whether to eradicate or control the varroa bee mite?

8. Judy Keall to the Minister of Health: What steps is the Government taking to help people quit the smoking habit?

9. Gerrard Eckhoff to the Minister for Biosecurity: What criteria is the Government using to decide on whether to control or eradicate the varroa bee mite?

10. Sue Bradford to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What were the key findings of the Ministry of Youth Affairs' recent public consultation on the minimum youth wage?

11. Hon. Maurice Williamson to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: How will Maori benefit from the ownership of a management right of one-quarter of third generation radio spectrum?

12. David Benson-Pope to the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: Why has the Government moved the History and Heritage Units from the Department of Internal Affairs to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage?

Wednesday, 5 July 2000

Questions to Members

1. Hon. Peter Dunne to the Chairperson of the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: When will the committee consider my petition, co-signed by 24,155 others, calling on the Government to set aside the funding to enable the construction of the Transmission Gully highway?

2. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Chairperson of the Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Committee: Can he give an indication of when the Employment Relations Bill is likely to be reported back to the House?

3. Hon. Max Bradford to the Chairperson of the Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Committee: Will he be requesting the Minister of Labour to appear before the committee to discuss Government policy on the Employment Relations Bill, as she agreed to do in the House on 23 May 2000; if so, when?


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