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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 08 April

Tuesday, 08 April 2003



1. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What recent reports has she received regarding the establishment of Primary Health Organisations?

2. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Prime Minister: Why did the Prime Minister last week instruct the New Zealand Ambassador to the United States of America, Mr John Wood, to apologise, and who are the individuals, if any, who have accepted the Prime Ministerial apology?

3. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: Is he planning to raise the $22 a child penalty that can be deducted from a single mother’s domestic purposes benefit if the father is unknown; if so, why?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: What is the full text of her apology to the Bush administration for offence caused by her comments about the war in Iraq?

5. TIM BARNETT to the Minister of Justice: What changes have been made to better protect the community from recidivist behaviour by convicted sex offenders?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: What did her apology to the Bush administration, reported in the Dominion Post, 7 April 2003, as being sent through New Zealand’s Ambassador in Washington, relate to in its entirety and was it made unequivocally, without qualification or reservation?

7. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Commerce: Why is the Building Industry Authority to be disestablished when the spokesman of the Construction Industry Council and Contractors’ Federation has said that there has been “virtually no consultation” on an issue of such importance to the industry?

8. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Defence: What was discussed at this morning’s meeting between himself and the Australian Senate and House of Representatives’ Defence Sub-Committee?

9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Has he had any discussion with the Minister for State Owned Enterprises about re-negotiating the statement of corporate intent to encourage Genesis Power Limited to develop the Kupe gas field?

10. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Immigration; if so, why?

11. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Agriculture: What is the Government doing to facilitate the development of the organics sector?

12. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Will the Government take responsibility for the distribution of pokie funds; if so, what form will this responsibility take?

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