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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 25 June 200

Questions For Oral Answer


1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What actions has he taken to protest at the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi by Myanmar’s military government?

2. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Maori Affairs: At what time on what date did he learn that the Government proposed to introduce legislation extinguishing any customary title Maori might have over New Zealand’s foreshore and seabed?

3. DAIL JONES to the Minister of Immigration: Has she requested for any reports to be undertaken detailing costs posed to the taxpayer by immigrants; if not, why not?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Associate Minister of Justice (Hon Margaret Wilson); if so, why?

5. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Environment: What actions has the Government taken to streamline the regulation of hazardous substances?

6. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for Environment: How many sheep containing copies of human genes are currently in containment at the PPL Therapeutics’ Waikato facility, and what will happen to these sheep if the company withdraws from the project?

7. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Maori Affairs: What advice has he sought from his officials on Government legislation to extinguish any right Maori may have had to claim customary title to the seabed and foreshore following last week’s Court of Appeal decision, and when did he receive that advice?

8. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Conservation: What were the key developments relevant to New Zealand’s interests at the recent meeting of the International Whaling Commission?

9. RON MARK to the Minister of Defence: Did it concern him to be told by his advisers that the current attrition and personnel levels within the New Zealand Defence Force are such that it “may be put in the situation where it can either deploy on operations or train the next generation, rather than do both as it currently does”?

10. LARRY BALDOCK to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made on the Ministry of Health inquiry into the human health consequences of the painted apple moth aerial spray campaign and how much funding will this inquiry receive?

11. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: On what dates and at what cost was he coached by Labour’s media trainer, Dr Brian Edwards?

12. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: Does he expect any theoretical improvements to farmers’ productivity, made through research funded by a tax on livestock emissions, to benefit every farmer and the environment by 2008; if so, why?

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