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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 22 July 2003

Tuesday, 22 July 2003
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

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

2. JILL PETTIS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What recent reports has he received about improvements in social outcomes in New Zealand?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Associate Minister of Justice: Does she intend to reconcile her reported comments, that the planned law change would clarify that the Crown and thus the public in general owned beach foreshores and seabed, with the Labour Maori members’ statement on the foreshore and seabed of New Zealand; if so, how?

4. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of State Services: What steps is he taking to develop highcalibre public service leaders?

5. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Minister of Agriculture: What is the proposed method of collection of the $8.4 million “flatulence tax”?

6. JUDY TURNER to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he stand by his statement that registered job seekers are “not being left to vegetate on benefits”; if not, why not?

7. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: What is the current clearance rate of all reported crime?

8. KATHERINE RICH to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: When did the chief social worker, Shannon Pakura, commence working in her office as a private secretary and what specific tasks has Ms Pakura undertaken in that position?

9. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Justice: In each year since December 1999 how many convictions for murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault have there been for offences committed while on parole?

10. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Is it still her intention that “a strict regulatory framework will be maintained” for the commercial release of GM organisms and does she still believe that “the effectiveness of the Environmental Risk Management Authority is a key element in this regulatory framework”, as stated in the speech from the Throne last year?

11. RICHARD WORTH to the Associate Minister of Justice: Does she agree with the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, Hon Tariana Turia’s reported comment that the Government should put the Supreme Court Bill on hold until Maori have been properly consulted and have given it their support; if not, why not?

12. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Minister of Conservation: What reports has he received on the Government’s initiatives to support conservation on private land?

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