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Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 13 May 2003



1. DAVE HEREORA to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What is the Government doing to ensure that 15-19 year olds are in education, training or employment?

2. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister for the America's Cup: What justification can he give New Zealand taxpayers for the decision to subsidise Team New Zealand’s next America’s Cup challenge?

3. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister for ACC: Is she satisfied that the Accident Compensation Corporation’s equity investments contribute to the Corporation’s mission of reducing injury; if so, why?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement on Newstalk ZB that the inclusion of cultural landscapes, ancestral landscapes and spiritual resources in the Resource Management Amendment Bill (No 2) were changes inserted by the select committee and that “people didn’t recall having made conscious decisions to put it in”; if so, why?

5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Why did she say last month that her Minister of Immigration was a hard working and conscientious Minister?

6. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Energy: What lessons did the Government learn from the 2001 power crisis and why does the Prime Minister now say that the Government has been waiting on “frustratingly slow” advice from officials in order to address the current power crisis?

7. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Justice: What, if any, initiatives is he planning to address the causes of youth offending?

8. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Does he agree with the Prime Minister and Dr Patrick Strange, head of the Winter Power Task Force, that New Zealand is currently experiencing an electricity crisis; if not, why not?

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

10. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Education: How much additional operational funding will secondary schools receive next year per pupil to assist schools with NCEA-related costs, in relation to the funding announcement on 2 May 2003?

11. MITA RIRINUI to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received on the results of students participating in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement?

12. JUDY TURNER to the Minister for Food Safety: Does she have any consumer safety related concerns about the wider dietary supplements industry following the Pan Pharmaceuticals scandal?


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