Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 Septembe
Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Wednesday, 13 September 2000
Questions to Ministers
1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: What is her Government's policy on currency union with Australia given her comments that an Anzac dollar is on the political agenda, and will she raise the issue with Prime Minister Howard later this month?
2. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: Can State schools charge fees and do parents have to pay them?
3. Hon JOHN LUXTON to the Minister for Economic Development: What impact will there be on economic development from New Zealand having the highest level of outflow in 20 years of people of skill and talent at a time when annual average growth in New Zealand is over 4%?
4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Is he confident that the law controlling casinos' administration, management and personnel is being complied with in respect to the Auckland Sky City Casino; if not, what does he propose to do about it?
5. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: What is the Government doing to encourage greater investment in private sector research and development?
6. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Housing: Does he stand by his statement that Housing New Zealand would suffer a loss in value only if it received no compensation for its reduced revenue, and his description of a Treasury report warning of a devaluation of Housing New Zealand assets by between $200 million and $600 million as "speculative"?
7. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for Land Information: What has been the process that has led to the approval of the establishment of the Land Information New Zealand database called Landonline?
8. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: Has she received any reports suggesting hospitals may have to make service cutbacks to fund the pay increase for junior doctors; if so, what do those reports say?
9. IAN EWEN-STREET to the Minister of Local Government: What action will she take to protect councillors should corporate entities threaten them with personal financial liability in an attempt to influence council decision making?
10. PENNY WEBSTER to the Minister for Economic Development: In relation to his reported comments on New Zealanders emigrating that "of course they are too high and we are trying to bring them down", what impact is the departure of New Zealanders of talent and skill having on his regional economic development strategies?
11. Hon MURRAY MCCULLY to the Minister assisting the Prime Minister on Auckland Issues: What progress has she made to date in fulfilling her brief "to work with the Prime Minister to co-ordinate, develop and implement policies that will allow Auckland to grow in a positive and dynamic fashion for the benefit of Auckland and the rest of New Zealand"?
12. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister of Transport: What response has he received with regard to the announcement of Maori and Pacific Island advertising scholarships focusing on road safety?