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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 February


Thursday, 14 February 2002

Questions to Ministers

1. JANET MACKEY to the Minister of Justice: Has he received any reports on policies of life sentencing without parole; if so, what do they say?

2. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What representations were made to the Australian Government to request that Ministers avoid criticising the Government's policies in this election year, and why were those representations made?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Are the principles for underlining the treaty settlement process published in a press statement from the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations on 20 July 2000 what the Government understands to be the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and if not, why not?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What level of GDP growth does the Government need to achieve, and by when does it need to be achieved, in order to meet the objective in the Prime Minister's statement of returning New Zealand's per capita income to the top half of the OECD?

5. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Police: What is the Police's current policy on the control and prosecution of prostitutes?

6. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Minister of Justice: Why does the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill confine judges' power to set non-parole periods for any offence other than murder, and reduce the minimum preventive detention period to five years?

7. JUDY KEALL to the Minister of Health: What action has the Government taken to address the impact of meningococcal disease on New Zealanders?

8. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Housing: What steps will be taken by Housing New Zealand to evict Black Power and Mongrel Mob gang members from taxpayer-subsidised rental housing in light of reports that 15 neighbouring families, fearing for their safety, have now asked to be relocated?

9. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister for Disability Issues: Has she recently received any reports on progress in implementing the New Zealand Disability Strategy?

10. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Did she give approval for the closure of Tupuna Villa during the Canterbury District Health Board's industrial dispute at Hillmorton Psychiatric Hospital; if not, did the Ministry of Health give approval for its temporary closure?

11. KEVIN CAMPBELL to the Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Official Development Assistance): Has he received any reports from his ministry on the Tokyo Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan and what did these reports advise?

12. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: Is he satisfied at the level of priority the Police give to burglary investigations in Auckland?


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