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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 11 June 200

Wednesday, 11 June 2003

1. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Minister of Immigration: Has she followed up on the correspondence tabled in the House yesterday by Dail Jones who alleged the Minister turned a blind eye to fraudulent and improper activity?

2. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Following his reply to Question for Written Answer No 253 lodged on 13 February 2003, what is the total value of contracts Te Mangai Paho let to Maori Sports Casting International over the last three years through to 13 February, and does he stand by the answer he supplied on 19 February 2003?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Associate Minister of Justice with delegated responsibility for family law?

4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Are those who break the law and are imprisoned whilst on temporary visas automatically required to leave the country after their sentence; if not, why not?

5. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Education: What steps has the Government taken in the last week to improve participation in early childhood education?

6. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Will a formal inquiry be held into Capital and Coast District Health Board systems following the deaths of 43 year old John Russell and 63 year old Charles Ernest Phillips, who were admitted to Wellington Hospital for cardiac surgery and were subsequently sent home twice because of a shortage of intensive care beds; if not, why not?

7. JUDY TURNER to the Associate Minister of Justice: Is she satisfied that the Care of Children Bill safeguards the interests of those who want to play a part in a child’s life?

8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by his reported comments “Public safety is one of the key issues people expect from the Corrections Department and from me”?

9. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Does he take full responsibility for answers to parliamentary questions and Official Information Act 1982 responses signed by him; if not, why not?

10. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Commerce: Has she received any advice on the John Scarry open letter, which raised concerns about structural design construction issues and building performance in the event of an earthquake?

11. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: Does he stand by his statement that “Police do not have a quota of tickets they’re supposed to give out every hour. There is no such quota.”; if so, why?

12. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement of 7 May 2003, with regard to Pharmac’s proposal to move to three-monthly dispensing, that “The decision as to whether a medication is dispensed for 3 months, 4 days or 1 month can be made by the doctor.”; if so, will a doctor’s decision affect how much patients must pay for their medicine?


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