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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 28 February


Thursday, 28 February 2002

Questions to Ministers

1. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: Will she instigate an inquiry into the ethical, legal and medical issues surrounding the removal and storage of dead babies' hearts and other organs obtained without first getting permission from the babies' parents; if not, why not?

2. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Health: Will the Government cover the Auckland District Health Board's projected deficit of $72 million for the current financial year; if not, why not?

3. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports on the latest business confidence survey; if so, what do they say?

4. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Associate Minister of Health: What is her response to the non-renewal of Palmerston North Home Care Services' contract to provide community care, and what guarantee, if any, can she give that services to frail elderly clients will not be disrupted?

5. MAHARA OKEROA to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports has he received on the movement of job seekers into stable employment?

6. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Corrections: Why was he not informed of the nine payments to prisoners by the Department of Corrections, particularly in light of the Prime Minister's comment on the Mangaroa payouts when she said "That is why I have made it plain that such matters should be referred to the Cabinet in future."?

7. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for the Environment: What is the Government doing about the increasing amount of waste produced in New Zealand?

8. BOB SIMCOCK to the Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Social Services): What changes did she seek to the Te Pounamu strategy to improve delivery of services from the voluntary sector to whanau, hapu and iwi?

9. PHILLIDA BUNKLE to the Minister for Economic Development: Has he made any recent visits to assess the impact that Industry New Zealand's Business Growth Service is making to regional economic development; if so, what did he discover?

10. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Police: Can he confirm that official Police human resources reports show this year's recruit wings 201, 202 and 203 were planned to have 80 recruits each, and how many recruits does each wing actually have?

11. Hon BRIAN DONNELLY to the Minister of Education: What is the total value of every element of expenditure within Vote Education that is derived from the Treaty of Waitangi principles, and what are the principles against which such expenditure is approved?

12. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Finance: What is the full list of taxes and levies that have been increased since November 1999?


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