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Questions For Oral Answer: Wednesday, 30 July 2003

Wednesday, 30 July 2003
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

1. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Immigration: What specific matters has she requested that Mr Andrew Lockhart, general manager of the New Zealand Immigration Service, investigate, as reported in today’s New Zealand Herald, and why has she done so?

2. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Has the failure of the United States-led occupation forces in Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction strengthened the Government’s view that it was right to reject calls from National and ACT to join the invasion of Iraq?

3. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Immigration: Is she aware, as reported in the New Zealand Herald, that the Ombudsman had requested, from New Zealand Immigration Service officials, material which should have included the memorandum which contained the words “Everyone had agreed to lie in unison” and that New Zealand Immigration Service officials denied to the Ombudsman the existence of such material; if so, how does she explain these actions?

4. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received of the success of government literacy initiatives in schools?

5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Did she say “If there was an agreement to lie, heads would roll, absolutely they would”; if so, in terms of her ministerial responsibility, why did she say that?

6. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Associate Minister for Courts: How many applications for foreshore and seabed have been lodged with the Maori Land Court at each of its seven registry offices since 19 June 2003 and what areas are covered by these applications?

7. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Education: Does he agree that a national database of school students would assist in identifying truant and transient students, as proposed in Labour Party policy for the last three elections?

8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Will she hold a full independent public inquiry into her and her department’s handling of suspected terrorist Ahmed Zaoui’s arrival and stay in New Zealand; if not, why not?

9. DAVID PARKER to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: What progress has he made in building a climate change partnership with the United States?

10. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister of Police: What is the role of forensic investigation in solving crime and does he consider it to be important?

11. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Associate Minister of Tourism: He aha ngaa kaupapa i te Kawanatanga. He tautoko ngaa mahi taapoi Maaori?

Translation: What is the Government doing to support and develop Maori tourism throughout New Zealand?

12. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Defence: Does the Government have any plans to update the New Zealand public on the extent of New Zealand’s military and security assets by way of a white paper or similar document; if not, why not?

ENDS

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