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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 18th June

Wednesday, 18 June 2003

Questions For Oral Answer

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Does he have confidence in the chief executive of Te Puni Kokiri; if not, why not?

2. NANDOR TANCZOS to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): By what percentage has the number of nurses graduating from tertiary institutions fallen since 1996, and has the average student loan debt of nursing graduates increased by a similar figure since that time?

3. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What employment outcomes have been achieved by those participating in the Ministry of Social Development Pathways to Arts and Cultural Employment (PACE) programme?

4. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: How many performance reviews did Te Mangai Paho Chairman, Toby Curtis, undertake of Te Mangai Paho Chief Executive, Trevor Moeke, and did the Te Mangai Paho Board agree to roll over Trevor Moeke’s contract for another three years?

5. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Justice: Will the Government introduce legislation to fix the legal anomaly whereby women cannot be prosecuted for having a sexual relationship with a minor but men can; if so, when?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon John Tamihere?

7. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received of schools showing leadership and excellence in education?

8. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Have district health boards, such as Lakes and Waikato, ceased performing elective hernia operations in their public hospitals without public consultation on this rationing; if so, why?

9. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Having ruled out the taxation issue for the New Zealand shipping industry, will he be reintroducing cabotage when he announces the assessment of the Shipping Industry Review?

10. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does he stand by his statement of 27 March 2003 that “Following the passage of the Television New Zealand Act two separate broadcasting and transmission companies will come into effect on 1 July 2003”; if not, why not?

11. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Transport: Why has the Government decided to initiate a review into the circumstances surrounding the search and rescue response to the boating accident off the Oamaru coast on 11 May 2003?

12. LINDSAY TISCH to the Minister for Racing: Will the racing industry continue to have access to grants from gaming machine trusts, and what advice has he received about the effect on racing clubs throughout New Zealand of ending access to these grants?

ENDS

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