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Questions For Oral Answer - 12 February 2003

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Wednesday, 12 February 2003

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What recent reports has he received on the state of the labour market?

2. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: When she said in the Prime Minister’s statement to the House that her Government will ensure more information is made available about the Treaty of Waitangi, will that include a guarantee that there will be one standard of citizenship for all New Zealanders; if not, why not?

3. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Justice: What information does he have on the accuracy of OECD figures which suggested that in 1997 New Zealand had the world’s highest teen crime offending rates?

4. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Is he confident that the appointment process of the Maori Television Service chief executive was a transparent and “thorough process”; if so, why?

5. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Local Government: What actions has he taken to review the effectiveness of legislation protecting the public from dog attacks?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: How many permanent and long term, non-New Zealand arrivals came to New Zealand in the year ending December 2002, and how does this accord with Government policy?

7. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Local Government: What weight can people put on his stated intention to act quickly to prevent dog attacks, when the Government has let the Local Government Law Reform Bill (No 2), which contains provisions to strengthen dog laws, languish on the Order Paper for the last three years?

8. KEITH LOCKE to the Prime Minister: Does she agree that New Zealand should “oppose a war on the innocent people of Iraq, whether or not the attack is sanctioned by the United Nations”, as requested by Greenpeace in its open letter of 5 February 2003 to her; if not, why not?

9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Does he stand by his assessment that electricity prices would rise by up to 8 percent in the next three years; if so, why?

10. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister of Finance: Does the Minister have concerns about the significant rise of the New Zealand dollar in terms of the flow-on effects for exporters and the current account deficit?

11. DAIL JONES to the Minister for ACC: What is the cost to ACC of the 17, 529 doctor visits resulting from dog bites for the year to last November 2002, and what action does she intend to take to reduce both the cost and the physical injuries being sustained by New Zealanders as a result of a lack of control by dog owners?

12. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Prime Minister: Has the United States asked New Zealand for military assistance in enforcing existing United Nations Security Council resolutions for Iraq to disarm; if so, what is New Zealand’s response?


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