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Questions For Oral Answer - 18 September 2002


Wednesday, 18 September 2002

Questions to Ministers

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the placement of welfare recipients into paid employment?

2. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does her Government support the use of force to support the United Nations weapons inspectors if they are obstructed in carrying out their work in Iraq; if not, why not?

3. MAHARA OKEROA to the Minister of Maori Affairs: What progress is being made to increase jobs for Maori?

4. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Will he hold a full inquiry into the building industry as recommended by Don Hunn in the Weathertightness of Buildings report released yesterday; if not, why not?

5. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister of Energy: Does he have any plans for ensuring electricity supplies will continue uninterrupted, and that sufficient new electricity generation will come on stream, following the projected early depletion of the Maui gas field?

6. JIM PETERS to the Minister of Education: What national assessment and qualification systems will be available for year 12 students in 2003?

7. MARK PECK to the Minister for Disability Issues: Has she received any reports on new initiatives to help remove the barriers faced by people with disabilities participating fully in the community?

8. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Justice: Is he confident that the sentencing and parole legislation he introduced is fulfilling his aim to ensure tougher sentences for violent offenders; if so, why?

9. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Associate Minister of Energy: What contribution has the Government offered to a compensation package for Waihi residents who have been told to leave their homes because of the risk from underlying cavities from past mining?

10. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: What has the average customer deposited with the Kiwi Bank, and how does that average compare to the base-case projections provided to him and the Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit by New Zealand Post Ltd when proposing to enter into the banking market?

11. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: How does the Government plan to improve existing credit legislation to provide a better deal for consumers?

12. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Commerce: Has she exercised her powers under the Commerce Act 1986 and communicated to the Commerce Commission her expectations for the criteria to be applied, if indeed Qantas does buy a stake in Air New Zealand; if not, why not?


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