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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 27 July 2000

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Thursday, 27 July 2000

Questions to Ministers


1. Gerry Brownlee to the Prime Minister: What steps would she take if evidence emerged that a member of her staff or a member of her Government had received information about new rape allegations against Mr Dover Samuels and leaked that information to a journalist?

2. John Wright to the Minister for Economic Development: What concerns does he have with the sustained high level of petrol prices and how do these prices impact on regional and economic development?

3. Hon. Dr Nick Smith to the Minister for the Environment: Does she stand by the decision of the Environmental Risk Management Authority to approve the field trial of cows genetically modified by the insertion of human genes; if so, why?

4. Helen Duncan to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): Is he satisfied with responses to the modern apprenticeships programme; if so, why?

5. Dr Paul Hutchison to the Minister for the Environment: Which section of the Resource Management Act 1991 did she use to support her answer to the House on 6 July "that as Minister for the Environment I cannot ... interfere in individual cases", such as Hampton Downs?

6. Mahara Okeroa to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: He aha nga mahi a te kawanatanga ki te whakatairanga i te reo Maori?
Translation: How is the Government working towards the promotion of Maori language?

7. Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Corrections: Can he confirm, as reported in today's Dominion, that the couple jailed for two years this week for assaults and neglect of up to eight of their adopted and fostered children, could be granted home detention and be back at home living on a benefit in as little as 15 days?

8. Hon. Peter Dunne to the Minister of Immigration: Is she satisfied with the way immigration cases are being dealt with by the Suva office of the New Zealand Immigration Service?

9. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: In light of Labour's pre-election commitment to provide "fair and immediate" compensation for people who contracted hepatitis C through blood transfusions, how does she respond to the Government's offer being rejected by the claimants who described it as "a breach of faith" and "a sham"?

10. Clayton Cosgrove to the Minister of Commerce: What proposals does the Government have to improve confidence in the share market?

11. Hon. Murray McCully to the Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Auckland Issues: What advice has she given the Prime Minister in relation to the request from the Auckland Mayoral Forum for a $35 million contribution to facilitate the acquisition of the Auckland rail corridor as a key component of the regional transport strategy?

12. Georgina Beyer to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: What response has he received from whanau, hapu and iwi regarding the Government's plans to develop capacity within Maori communities?

ENDS

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