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Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 20 March 2002

Questions For Oral Answer

Wednesday, 20 March 2002

Questions To Ministers

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Police: In light of the report in today’s New Zealand Herald, which states that “New York’s murder rate is at its lowest level since the late 1890s” and that chief prosecutor Robert Morgenthau attributed this to the city’s zero-tolerance policy on crime, why doesn’t the Government adopt zero-tolerance on crime for this country?

2. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What is the Government’s response to the decision of the Commonwealth Chairpersons’ Committee to suspend Zimbabwe from the Councils of the Commonwealth?

3. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Associate Minister of Justice: Will she introduce amendments to the Electoral Integrity Amendment Act 2001 to cover internal party splits within the next two weeks; if not, why not?

4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Health: Further to her answer to my oral question of Wednesday, 13 March 2002, was it the Ministry of Health that “advised that it is not possible to break down expenditure in the manner sought”; if so, has she sought an explanation from the Director General as to why they are unable to do so, if not, why not?

5. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Health: Which District Health Boards are considering cuts to health services, and why?

6. JOHN WRIGHT to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What progress is being made in Industry New Zealand’s Regional Partnerships Programme?

7. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Education: Will a student’s record of learning under the new National Certificate of Educational Achievement include a record of subjects students undertook but failed; if not, why not?

8. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What reports has he received on the benefits to employers of participation in student workplace learning linked to school-based studies?

9. Hon GEORGINA TE HEUHEU to the Minister of Maori Affairs: What is his response to groups representing Maori language nests around New Zealand calling for Maori to boycott their new television service?

10. JUDY KEALL to the Minister of Health: What recent decisions have been made to improve access to cancer drugs in New Zealand?

11. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: Does she agree that District Health Board members are entitled to speak freely and publicly about matters relating to District Health Boards, providing they do so in their personal capacity; if not, why not?

12. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Finance: Does he intend introducing tax incentives to encourage savings in this year’s Budget; if not, why not?


1. BOB SIMCOCK to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: Does the committee intend to report back on the Social Workers Registration Bill; if so, when?

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