Parliament

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

 

Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 1 May 2002

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Wednesday, 1 May 2002

Questions to Ministers


1. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What action, if any, does he intend taking in response to the recent High Court decision on the funding of University of Otago dental courses?

2. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Maori Affairs: In light of his reported comments that he was "more than certain [the board] would have" commissioned credit and security checks on Mr Davy, can he explain on what basis he made this assertion and whether he has personally confirmed that these checks were done?

3. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Has she been briefed on the statement by the Mexican Government at the 18 April 2002 meeting of the biodiversity convention in the Hague that, at 95 percent of sites tested in Mexico, corn crops have been contaminated by DNA from genetically modified corn; if so, what implications does she see for New Zealand's policy on the release of genetically modified organisms?

4. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: How will a three to six cent per litre increase in the cost of petrol, a three to seven cent per litre increase in the cost of diesel, a four to nine percent rise in the cost of electricity, a three to eight percent increase in the cost of gas, and an eight to 19 percent increase in the cost of coal, as outlined in the Government Climate Change Discussion Paper, improve New Zealand's standard of living or economic competitiveness relative to Australia?

5. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the state of the economy?

6. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Minister of Justice: Why does the report of the Ministerial Taskforce on Youth Offending contain no international comparison figures for violent youth crime, given its claim that New Zealand's youth justice system is generally working well?

7. KEVIN CAMPBELL to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What progress has been made on developing the regional immigration initiative, which aims to boost regional economies through immigration policy?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Education: Will he accept responsibility for the third consecutive term of industrial action in secondary schools that is adversely affecting thousands of students' education, undermining implementation of the new National Certificate of Educational Achievement and disrupting extra-curricular activities; if not, why not?

9. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Labour: Has she received any proposals to change the employment relations environment?

10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that her Government will set new standards - both in terms of behaviour and performance; if so, does she believe her Ministers have lived up to that commitment?

11. DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Communications: What is the role of the Telecommunications Commissioner under the new Telecommunications Act 2001?

12. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Does he support the unanimous recommendation of the Finance and Expenditure Committee that the Auditor-General should conduct an audit of the New Zealand Post Limited subsidiary Transend, and does he consider with the benefit of hindsight that he should have required a proper audit to be undertaken when allegations of serious problems in Transend first surfaced?

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election