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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 23 November

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

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 23 November 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree that the proposed superannuation fund will only contribute at most 14% of Government superannuation?

2. ROD DONALD to the Minister of Finance: What evidence did he have that Japanese-owned South Wood Export is creating more new job opportunities than it is destroying in Southland when he told Leeanne Buckingham of Sustainable Rural New Zealand that "it is widely recognised that forestry activities provide significantly more employment opportunities than farming"?

3. OWEN JENNINGS to the Minister for the Environment: Is it the Government's view that, from a resource management perspective, landowners have no greater interest in the designation of protected areas on their properties than whitebaiters, duck shooters and trout fishermen; if so, why?

4. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports has he received on the extent of socio-economic disparities within New Zealand society?

5. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Has he been advised of the Audit Office comments that the management structure of his Ministry is unlikely to deliver the requested outcomes for the Closing the Gaps programme?

6. LIZ GORDON to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: What innovations is the Ministry of Consumer Affairs making to educate consumers about the e-government environment?

7. BELINDA VERNON to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: Is the nearly $12 million of new services being funded through the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services this year part of the Closing the Gaps programme?

8. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: In light of yesterday's reported cash crisis within the Police, is he considering charging police recruits for their training; if so, what impact might that have on the ability to recruit young Maori, Asian and Pacific Island men and women?

9. BRIAN NEESON to the Minister of Police: What evidence does he have that many police recruits "have had the opportunity of getting some financial backing before they get there" to justify making police recruits pay for their training?

10. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Minister for Accident Insurance: What will be the key features of changes to accident insurance legislation?

11. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Minister for Economic Development: Will he direct McKinlay Douglas Limited to drop projects initiated in October by the Ministry of Economic Development at his direction to review trusts, now that the Minister of Finance has ruled out "absolutely" any Government direction on the investment policies of consumer trusts; if not, why not?

12. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Education: What action is the Government taking to improve property entitlements for secondary schools?

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