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Questions For Oral Answer - 19 September 2002

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 19 September 2002

Questions to Ministers

1. PITA PARAONE to the Minister of Health: Since she became Minister of Health, how many individuals have been financially assisted to obtain treatment or operations overseas and what has been the total cost?

2. GRAHAM KELLY to the Prime Minister: What decision has the Government taken on the request from the United Nations to provide a contribution to the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission, established to ensure Iraq's compliance with Security Council resolutions on weapons of mass destruction?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she intend to make an announcement within two days to confirm New Zealand's involvement in the weapons inspection programme in Iraq, and how will the safety of any New Zealand inspectors be guaranteed?

4. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Justice: Following media reports that teenage murderer Daniel Luff's neglected childhood was part of the reason for a three year reduction in his non-parole period, does he agree that the parents or guardians of youth offenders share some of the responsibility for their actions?

5. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Prime Minister: Does she now accept that official documents clearly show that former Prime Minister Bill Rowling was advised by Foreign Affairs officials that Indonesian troops were infiltrating East Timor in 1975 and that contrary to her claim the officials did not mislead the Prime Minister?

6. MATT ROBSON to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What reports has he received from his ministry on the growth in New Zealand industries?

7. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Education: How many students were granted an exemption to leave school early under section 22 of the Education Act 1989 in the year 2001?

8. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for Food Safety: Are any veterinary drugs, that are banned in Europe and the United States because of concerns about their possible effects on human health, able to be fed to food animals in New Zealand; if so, which ones?

9. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: In light of recent reported comments by Don Hunn that "There is so much feeling and anger around that only a public inquiry will give people a chance to have their say", will he give an assurance that after he holds his meeting with leaders of the building and associated industries there will be a full public inquiry into leaky buildings; if not, why not?

10. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Women's Affairs: To mark New Zealand Suffrage Day, can she outline what the Labour-led Government has achieved for women?

11. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Minister of Immigration: Will she order the deportation of murderer Gay Oakes if she is released early from prison; if not, why not?

12. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Following media reports of a potential shortage of logging truck drivers, what initiatives, if any, is he considering to assist the industry to remedy this?

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