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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 3 April 2001

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Tuesday, 3 April 2001

Questions to Ministers


1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Prime Minister: What reasons does she have for not supporting the call by two former Secretaries of Defence and four former chiefs of the defence forces to publish drafts of the Government's defence reviews so they can be "considered and discussed in full by the people of New Zealand who will have to live with the consequences"?

2. HARRY DUYNHOVEN to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): Is the Government's modern apprenticeship initiative meeting the expectations of the Government, employers and trainees?

3. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Labour: When will the mediator's report on the dispute between Mainland Stevedoring and the Waterfront Workers Union be completed and when will it be released publicly?

4. LIZ GORDON to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: Has he received any advice on new measures that will assist New Zealand consumers?

5. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Education: Does he agree with the Post Primary Teachers Association's claim that grade averages for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement are "educationally unsound"?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Fisheries: Is the New Zealand ship servicing industry losing to other Pacific countries opportunities for refit, survey or supply contracts to American tuna long line fishing vessels as a result of New Zealand's Commercial Fishing section 61 fees payable under clause 6(b) of the Second Schedule of the Fisheries (Commercial Fishing) Regulations 1986, Amendment No 23?

7. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his Budget 2000 statement that he spent $200 million on "spending cuts which had been built into budget baselines and which I have had to backfill"?

8. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: What is the expected impact of proposed amendments to the Education Act to allow single-sex schools to enrol students of the opposite gender?

9. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Veterans' Affairs: What is the Government doing to help Vietnam veteran Evan McKenzie and his family?

10. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Health: What steps, if any, is she taking in the wake of the Cull report, specifically to assist the many Northland women who have been adversely affected by the actions of Dr Graham Parry?

11. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Broadcasting: When does she intend to release the final version of the Television New Zealand charter and any plans to compensate Television New Zealand for costs associated with implementing the charter?

12. MAHARA OKEROA to the Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Social Services): What is the purpose of the addressing violence in families programme that she launched yesterday at Terenga Paraoa Marae in Whangarei?

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