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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 11 October

Paraphrased answers to today's questions for oral answer will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Wednesday, 11 October 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Finance: Is the Government looking for multi-party support on superannuation; if so, is the proposal released yesterday negotiable?

2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: What is the likelihood of the Airways Corporation gaining a return on their investment to date in attempting to secure the UK National Air Traffic Services contract?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "If there's no surplus, you're in the poo anyway"; if so, in which years has a Labour Government achieved a fiscal surplus?

4. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What response has been shown towards the Government's proposed superannuation scheme?

5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What other policies was he referring to when he said, in making the contribution to retirement income policy more certain, other policies would bear a greater proportion of the risk of variability in tax revenue and fiscal demands due to economic shocks?

6. ANN HARTLEY to the Minister of Education: What is the effect of the school enrolment provisions on parental choice?

7. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Commerce: Will the Government take action to prevent Tranz Rail extracting monopoly profit from access charges for urban commuter services; if so, what will that action be?

8. Hon MARIE HASLER to the Minister of Immigration: Does she stand by her statement that 6.30am is an acceptable time for an Immigration Service raid, and that "No, I don't describe 6.30am in the morning as a dawn raid at all."?

9. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): How many students are eligible to receive a full student loan interest write-off and what is the Government doing to ensure they receive it?

10. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Finance: What increase is the Treasury forecasting for the September 2000 quarter CPI, and what will such an increase in prices indicate about the pressure on household budgets?

11. DIANNE YATES to the Associate Minister of Education: What changes has the Government made to special education as a result of the review by educationalist Cathy Wylie?

12. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Minister of Labour: What criteria did she use to select the membership of the Employment Relations Authority and what organisations did she consult before recommending her selections to the Labour and Alliance caucuses?

ENDS

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