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Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 24 July 2003

Thursday, 24 July 2003

1. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister of Police: By what percentage did the number of methamphetamine laboratories found by police in the year 2002 exceed the number found in the year 1999

2. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Is he firmly of the view that police resources in the Auckland district are sufficient to handle all facets of crime

3. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for Food Safety: What steps is she taking to ensure New Zealand and Australia are “aligned with the European Union on standards for genetically engineered food”

4. MARK PECK to the Minister of Commerce: What are the key features of the decisions that have been made as a result of the review of the securities trading law

5. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Local Government: How does he reconcile the two different versions of the “You and Your Council” pamphlets, one for Maori that states “The old Local Government Act didn’t include anything about Maori or the Treaty of Waitangi. The new Act has a number of references to Maori and a Treaty section explaining why there are Maori provisions in the Act.” while the other pamphlet says “Local authorities do not have Treaty of Waitangi obligations under the Local Government Act (those responsibilities lie with the Crown)”

6. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Women's Affairs: How was New Zealand’s report to the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women received when she presented it to the committee last week

7. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Minister of Agriculture: Will he, or any of his Government colleagues on his behalf, attend the public meetings called by Federated Farmers to discuss the agricultural greenhouse gas emissions research levy at Masterton this evening, at Hamilton on Monday evening and at Timaru next Friday; if not, why not

8. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What is the Ministry of Youth Affairs doing to increase awareness and participation of Maori and Pacific young people in the Young New Zealanders’ Challenge

9. PAUL ADAMS to the Minister of Local Government: Does he stand by his statement in the House yesterday that “As Minister of Local Government it is my responsibility and indeed my privilege to act as an advocate for local government.”

10. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Education: Does he support the decision of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to give NCEA credits for picking up litter

11. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Health: What concerns, if any, does she have about plans by the Canterbury District Health Board to contract out the entirety of its residential rehabilitation services for mentally ill people

12. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Conservation: What is being done to promote mountain biking on conservation land

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