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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 17 June 2003

Tuesday, 17 June 2003

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. ROD DONALD to the Minister for the Environment: What steps has the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet taken to ensure that “Sustainable development must be at the core of all government policy.” as announced in the Sustainable Development for New Zealand Programme of Action launched in January this year?

2. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by the Minister of Transport’s comments that the Government would not get into a bidding war if Toll upped its bid for Tranz Rail; if so, why?

3. MARK PECK to the Minister responsible for the Education Review Office: Should students be involved in school decision-making; if so, why?

4. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Does he stand by his answer to Question for Written Answer No 5043 where he stated that “I am advised that the Carbine Group have not been selected and no contract has been entered into.”; if not, why not?

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

6. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister of Finance: Will the Government adopt United Future’s suggestion made on 19 December 2002 and repeated on 4 June 2003, to make up the shortfall in the level of funding available for fixing Auckland’s road congestion by using Government borrowing?

7. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Why are women with breast cancer still suffering delays of 12 weeks or more in Christchurch and Wellington to access radiotherapy when a new worldwide study clearly shows that patients waiting more than eight weeks for radiotherapy have significantly higher local recurrence rates?

8. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Associate Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to ensure that the New Zealand Curriculum continues to meet the needs of New Zealand students?

9. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Did the contract with Maori Sports Casting International for coverage of the New Zealand Maori rugby tour of Australia specify a replacement commentator for Mr Tame Te Rangi, and was the New Zealand Maori vs. Australia game in Perth on 15 June 2002 broadcast by Maori Sports Casting International as specified in the contract?

10. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What initiatives has he taken to implement a new approach to welfare?

11. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: What does the Government regard as the most appropriate memorial to sailor Sir Peter Blake?

12. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Statistics: What success has Statistics New Zealand had in selling software licences for internally developed systems to international statistical agencies?

ENDS

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