Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


BUDGET 2001: Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry

24 May 2001

Government follows through on Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry recommendations

Health Minister Annette King says the $3.9 million in the budget to implement Gisborne Cervical Screening Inquiry recommendations will help reassure New Zealand women they can have confidence in the National Cervical Screening Programme.

Mrs King said when she released the Inquiry report in Gisborne on April 10 that the Government was committed to adopting the report's 46 recommendations.

"Those recommendations, two-thirds of which are now either in effect or being implemented, provide a framework for an improved national programme.

"That is why it is essential we not only carry them out, but continue to monitor and audit the programme to make sure it is as effective as possible."

Mrs King said the new funding would cover recommendations including:
- the use of experts to participate in comprehensive evaluation of the National Cervical Screening Programme;
- public consultation on a number of legislative changes;
- the development of a plan to improve the National Cervical Screening Programme's supporting information systems.

"More than one million women are enrolled in the National Cervical Screening Programme. This funding shows the Government's commitment to making the programme more effective and monitoring the quality of its work."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election