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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 19 March 2002


Tuesday, 19 March 2002

Questions to Ministers

1. DIANNE YATES to the Prime Minister: Does the Government continue to adhere to New Zealand's nuclear-free policy?

2. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Defence: Have New Zealand Special Air Service troops been deployed to Afghanistan; if so, what is the general nature of their operations?

3. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the state of business confidence?

4. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Associate Minister of Justice: When considering the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act 2001, did she or her officials consider a scenario where a party publicly and organisationally splits, but the leader of that party refuses to notify the Speaker that such a split should be acknowledged in Parliament; if so, what was their advice?

5. CHRIS CARTER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Why has he allocated $1 million from development assistance funds to Afghanistan and Palestine?

6. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Corrections: What responsibility does he take for the Parole Board's decision to release Shane Rogers, convicted for the murder of Steven Slavich in 1991?

7. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Does New Zealand Post Ltd remain adamant it will have 300 Kiwibank branches open by May and how many franchisees have signed a contract with New Zealand Post Ltd to provide Kiwibank services?

8. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister for Disability Issues: Why has she decided to halt the process of contracting home care services in the lower North Island?

9. HELEN DUNCAN to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What response has he received to the proposal for an education and training leaving age?

10. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Education: Is he confident that everything possible is being done to ensure the smooth implementation of the new National Certificate for Educational Achievement; if so, why?

11. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: What was the outcome of his recent discussions with his Hong Kong counterpart regarding the proposed Hong Kong-New Zealand closer economic partnership?

12. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Prime Minister: Will she attempt to advance the security and intelligence relationship between the United States and New Zealand when she meets President George W Bush; if so, in what way?

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