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


Questions For Oral Answer - 11 December 2002


Wednesday, 11 December 2002

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Has she met with the Local Government Forum to discuss their concerns that the Local Government Bill is "clearly negative for growth", as they requested on 22 October 2002; if not, why not?

2. DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the state of the New Zealand economy?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Have marriages of convenience, of a nature similar to those allegedly used by students to gain financial advantage, been used by individuals wishing to obtain residence in New Zealand; if so, how many?

4. LARRY BALDOCK to the Minister of Transport: Is the Government fully committed to the New Zealand Transport Strategy vision that "by 2010 New Zealand will have an affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable transport system"?

5. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Prime Minister: Will she give an absolute assurance that neither she nor her chief of staff, Heather Simpson, were briefed by the former Race Relations Conciliator, Mr Gregory Fortuin, in relation to his attempts to mediate between the different factions of the Alliance; if not, why not?

6. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Broadcasting: What reports has he received on the new appointment to the Broadcasting Standards Authority?

7. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: In light of his denial last week that the indefinite deferment of three police recruit wings in 2001 had contributed to the staffing crisis in Auckland, what difference would the recruitment of 240 police officers in 2001 have made to the police staffing crisis in Auckland?

8. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Broadcasting: What is he doing to monitor violence on television?

9. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister of Customs: What steps is the New Zealand Customs Service taking to meet increased international concern about supply chain security?

10. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does he have confidence that crime statistics held by police adequately reflect true incidences of crime by ethnicity; if so, why?

11. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Education: Did students sitting NCEA exams in maths and other subjects all receive three hours for the exam even though some students were sitting for five achievement standards while others were sitting for as few as one; if so, how is this a fair exam?

12. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Have any district health boards internally increased the number of points required to get an operation, meaning patients have to be sicker to get service; if so, which ones?

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news