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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 24 June 2003

Tuesday, 24 June 2003

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Justice: Does the Government’s announcement that it will introduce legislation to provide for Crown ownership of the seabed and foreshore prevent anyone from making an application to the Maori Land Court for title to the seabed and foreshore?

2. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Education: What steps is he taking to help spread literacy gains from the classroom into the home?

3. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: : Is it Government policy that Treaty settlements are full and final?

4. LARRY BALDOCK to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: How can he justify placing a levy on sheep, cattle, goats and deer to fund research into agricultural greenhouse gas emissions?

5. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Justice: Does he accept that the release of Michael John Carroll, a five time rapist of whom a judge said there was no alternative to preventive detention because he could not avoid the conclusion that Carroll was likely to offend again, is evidence that the Parole Act 2002 is releasing violent predators back into the community; if not, what evidence does this Government need?

6. DAVE HEREORA to the Minister of Commerce: Why did she recommend that eight companies be placed in statutory management last Friday?

7. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Why, until last week, were mentally ill patients still being held in police cells for more than six hours and treated like prisoners, not patients, when her department issued a directive that patients must not be detained in police cells for longer than six hours, six months ago?

8. Hon MATT ROBSON to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What initiatives are under way to enhance the development of a design-based furniture industry in New Zealand?

9. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Health: What steps is she taking to ensure people with mental illness are adequately cared for in the Waitemata District Health Board district?

10. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What is the Government doing to recognise and promote excellent teaching in the tertiary education sector?

11. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Minister of Agriculture: Why did he reportedly assure farmers at last year’s Meat New Zealand annual meeting that the Government would not impose a tax on greenhouse gases emitted by farm stock, yet has now proposed to introduce such a tax?

12. R DOUG WOOLERTON to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: What feedback has he received from stakeholders within the agricultural sector on the planned levy mechanism outlined in the Agricultural Emissions Research Funding discussion document released last week?

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