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Replies To Questions For Written Answer

PUBLISHED ON 30 JULY 2003

Date question lodged is shown in brackets on the first line of each question

4842 (2003). Rodney Hide to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development (16 May 2003): What public relation firms have been contracted to Industry New Zealand in the past twelve months, what were the contracts for, and how much was the dollar value of the contracts?

Hon Jim Anderton (Minister for Industry and Regional Development) replied: The public relations firms that have provided Industry New Zealand (and Investment New Zealand) with services in the last twelve months are listed in the tables below (Investment New Zealans is now part of Industry New Zealand). The services provided by public relations firms include project management, sponsorship support, outsourcing overflow work, strategic marketing advice, and media analysis. The tables do not include individual contractors whose roles encompass some public relations activities.
Sweeny Vesty is Industry New Zealand's preferred public relations supplier for ongoing and ad hoc public relations work. Sweeny Vesty was selected as Inustry New Zealand's preferred supplier through a tender process. Other firms are employed for specific purposes.
The majority of Industry New Zealand's public relations activity relates to its Business and Enterprise Culture programme. Industry New Zealand's appropriation includes $4.735 million (incl GST) for this programme.
The overall aim of the Business and Enterprise Culture programme is to promote attitudes and values that are more supportive of entrepreneurial activity and business success in New Zealand. The implementation strategy is based on targeting current attitudes, and communicating clear positive messages through a number of activities and channels.
Major components of the Business and Enterprise Culture programme are a contestable fund to support private sector initiatives and a communications campaign, including industry sector awards, a television series profiling New Zealand businesses, an innovation expo and aseries of advertorials promoting business success stories.
The Business and Enterprise Culture programme is not intended to promote Industry New Zealand.

Public Relations Firms Contracted to Industry New Zealand 01 May 2002 to 30 April 2003

Public Relations Nature of Public Relations Service Amount
Firm (excl GST)
Consultus Communications services for sectors $6,432
and events
Sweeney Vesty Communications services for sectors, $22,100
events and the ISO
Sweeney Vesty Corporate communications services including $29,278
services provided to the Chief Executive and
Board
Sweeney Vesty Communications services including the $68,010
development of a website, brochures and
briefing kit relating to the World Class New
Zealanders Programme
Sweeney Vesty General communications services including $192,351
advising on corporate communications strategies,
articles, media release (particularly for Enterprise
Culture and Skills Activities Fund projects), case
studies, brochures, speeches and presentations,
and organising and providing briefing material for
the Venture Forum. (Note: much of this work was
conducted prior to the in-house Communications
team being fully established).
Sweene Vesty Communications services relating to the Business $403,152
and Enterprise Culture Programme, including
developing adverttorials (including media placement
costs of $76,000 excl GST), sponsorship and
promotion support for the Carter Holt NZ Pavilion at
the America's Cup, and media analysis

Total $721,323

Public Relations Firms Contracted to Investment New Zealand 01 May 2002 to 30 April 2003

Public Relations Nature of public relations service Amount
Firm (excl GST)

Shirine Coburn* Promotion of NZ - film production, films $40,000
and high technology (US$20,000)
Couch Nobelius* Pre-Oscar communications services $6,000
and event management (US$3,000)
Consultus Communications service for the $37,238
Investment Regatta

Total $83,238

* These two firms are public relations firms based in the United States contracted for projects promoting New Zealand offshore.

6615 (2003). Hon Dr Nick Smith to the Minister for the Environment (9 July 2003): What are the titles and dates of all reports, since 1 June 2003, prepared by the Environmental Risk Management Authority regarding contamination of crops grown in New Zealand by genetically modified material?

Hon Marian Hobbs (Minister for the Environment) replied: Since 1 June 2003, the Environmental Risk Management Authority has prepared the report "Update Report to the Board on the Investigation into Genetically Modified Sweetcorn Grown by Sunrise Coast New Zealand." It is dated 10 July 2003.

6617 (2003). Hon Dr Nick Smith to the Minister for the Environment (9 July 2003): What are the titles and dates of all reports prepared by the Ministry for the Environment since 1 June 2003 regarding contamination of crops grown in New Zealand by genetically modifed material?

Hon Marian Hobbs (Minister for the Environment) replied: No reports have been prepared by the Ministry for the Environment since 1 June 2003 specifically regarding contamination of crops grown in New Zealand by genetically modified material.

6690 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister for Social Development and Employment (10 July 2003): What was the initial amount budgeted for wage subsidies for jobseekers expected to be placed with Community Employment Organisations in the 2002/2003 financial year; and what was the amount actually spent in that year?

Hon Steve Maharey (Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: Corrected reply: The primary outcome of the Community Employment Organisations initiative is to encourage the establishment of sustainable community enterprises, through the use of grants and advisory support provided by the Community Employment Group.

In April 2000 $40 million was budgeted for Community Employment Organisation wage subsidies for 2002/03. In April 2001 this was revised to $20 million and then to $7 million in April 2002. A further revision to $1.200 million was made in April 2003. The provisional figure for actual expenditure is $1.149 million. The actual expenditure is lower than the initial amount budgeted due to a higher than expected proportion on non-subsidised jobs and overall fewer jobs created than expected.

6693 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister for Social Development and Employment (10 July 2003): What was the full breakdown of the total expenditure on the Community Employment Organisation strategy in the 2002/2003 financial year, including departmental administration costs, grants to organisations, wage subsidies, and all other costs?

Hon Steve Maharey (Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: Corrected reply: The primary outcome of the Community Employment Organisations initiative is to encourage the establishment of sustainable community enterprises, through the use of grants and advisory support provided by the Community Employment Group.

As advised in written parliamentary question 6690 (2003), the total expenditure on wage subsidies for Community Employment Organisations in the 2002/03 financial year was $1.149 million. The expenditure for grants to Community Employment Organisations in the 2002/2003 financial year was $1.976 million.

It is not possible to provide information relating to administration costs for the Community Employment Organisations initiative as these costs are not recorded separately.

6694 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister for Social Development and Employment (10 July 2003): What amount has been appropriated for expenditure on the Community Employment Organisation strategy for the 2003/2004 financial year, broken down by wage subsidies, grants, administration, and all other costs?

Hon Steve Maharey (Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: Corrected reply: The primary outcome of the Community Employment Organisations initiative is to encourage the establishment of sustainable community enterprises, through the use of grants and advisory support provided by the Community Employment Group.

Expenditure of $10 million has been appropriated for Community Employment Organisation wage subsidies and $2.4 million for Community Employment Organisation grants in the 2003/04 financial year.

It is not possible to provide information relating to administration costs for the Community Employment Organisations initiative as these costs are not recorded separately, but are met from Vote Employment Output Class D2 - Services to Generate Sustainable Community Wealth and Well-being.

6695 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister for Social Development and Employment (10 July 2003): What was the total number of jobs created under the Community Employment Organisation Strategy from the programme's inception to the end of June 2003; and how many of these attracted a wage subsidy?

Hon Steve Maharey (Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: Corrected reply: The primary outcome of the Community Employment Organisations initiative is to encourage the establishment of sustainable community enterprises, through the use of grants and advisory support provided by the Community Employment Group.

The latest information (to 30 April 2003) is that 1512 jobs have been created under the Community Employment Organisations initiative since its inception. The Ministry of Social Development have paid a Community Employment Organisation wage subsidy to 295 people since its inception to 30 June 2003.

6868 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF) (16 July 2003): In assessing whether or not a child in care can safely be returned to the family, what is the “test” that is applied in order to determine whether the child would be safe?

Hon Ruth Dyson (Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF)) replied: There is no single 'test' used to make the decision to return a child to their family. The assessment process is a complex one, involving the professional judgement of the social worker and other parties involved with the child. While the child has been in care, plans will have been made through Family Group Conferences and/or the Family Court. The assessment looks at whether the tasks and objectives of these plans have been met, whether interventions have been effective and whether the family situation has changed sufficiently for the child to return home safely.

The assessment may include the re-application of the Risk Estimation System. This is a tool used by social workers to help assess and reassess risk. It is used to support and inform the professional judgement of the social worker, not as a stand-alone decision-making tool.

6870 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF) (16 July 2003): On what dates have the Masterton and Dannevirke offices of Child Youth and Family been visited by their manager, and how long did the visits last?

Hon Ruth Dyson (Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF)) replied: The Service Delivery Unit Manager responsible for the Masterton and Dannevirke sites who is based in Wellington, has scheduled visits to the Masterton site every Thursday, when the Masterton Practice Manager works from the Dannevirke site.

The Service Delivery Unit Manager also visits Masterton every second Friday, and the Dannevirke site at least once a month, or as required. In addition he meets with the Dannevirke supervisor every second week while in Masterton, and is readily available to the site, being in almost daily phone contact.In the month of July, the Service Delivery Unit Manager visited the Masterton office on Thursday, 3 July, Thursday 10 July, Friday 11 July and Thursday 17 July 2003. His last visit to the Dannevirke site was for most of the day on Thursday 12 June 2003. His next visit to Dannevirke is scheduled for 30 July.

6872 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister for Social Development and Employment (16 July 2003): How will capacity testing for sickness and invalid beneficiaries actually work, and what is the time frame for its full implementation?

Hon Steve Maharey (Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: Options to ensure people on benefit due to illness or disability are able to participate in employment opportunities as fully as possible, given their individual circumstances and individual capacities, are currently being explored. I expect to be able to announce initial steps in this direction shortly.

6875 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (16 July 2003): What is the exact ratio of domestic purposes benefit case managers to domestic purposes benefit recipients as at 1st July 2003, by service centre?

Hon Rick Barker (Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: It has not been possible to obtain the information required to enable me
to respond to this question by the due date. The information will be
supplied as soon as possible.

6876 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (16 July 2003): What is the exact ratio of domestic purposes benefit case managers to domestic purposes benefit recipients as at 1st July 2003?

Hon Rick Barker (Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: Corrected reply: It has not been possible to obtain the information required to enable me
to respond to this question by the due date. The information will be
supplied as soon as possible.

6878 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Health (16 July 2003): How many cases of sexually transmitted diseases have been recorded for children and adolescents, year by year for the last three years, broken down by age, sex, ethnicity and type of disease?

Hon Annette King (Minister of Health) replied: Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand is based on collated data from sexual health clinics. Information is collected for the two age groups - under the age of 15 years, and 15 to 19 years.

Information for the three years 2000-2002 as reported in the Sexually Transmitted Infections in New Zealand Annual Surveillance Reports for 2001, 2002, 2003 (Institute for Environmental Science and Research (ESR), 2003) is shown in the attached tables:

ESR surveillance reports are available on the ESR website (www.esr.cri.nz).

Attachment to Reply

6908 (2003). Rodney Hide to the Minister of Corrections (16 July 2003): What evaluation, if any, of electric fencing at overseas prisons has been undertaken; who has undertaken that evaluation; and on what dates?

Hon Paul Swain (Minister of Corrections) replied: No evaluations of the use of electric fencing in overseas prisons have been brought to my attention.

6930 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Defence (17 July 2003): Further to his reply to question for written answer No 04615, how many vehicles have now been accepted by the New Zealand Government; and if none have been accepted, why not?

Hon Mark Burton (Minister of Defence) replied: No vehicles have been fully finished or accepted. The contractual delivery date for the first batch of vehicles is 30 September 2003. The Crown has 30 days from the contractual delivery date formally to accept the vehicles.

6931 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Police (17 July 2003): Further to his reply to question for written answer No 04339, on what date did the Police last undertake a review of the time spent on paperwork, and what was the case reviewed?

Hon George Hawkins (Minister of Police) replied: It has not been possible to obtain the information required to enable me to
respond to this question by the due date. I undertake to provide the
member with a copy of the information once it is available.

6936 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Defence (17 July 2003): What is the status of the contract to build ships for the Navy?

Hon Mark Burton (Minister of Defence) replied: Project Protector, the project to provide new ships for the Royal New Zealand Navy, has now progressed to the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage. The RFP was issued to the six short-listed companies on 26 May 2003 and their responses are required by the end of October 2003.

6937 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (17 July 2003): Further to his reply to question for written answer No 00045, what were the comparative figures for 1999,2000, and 2001?

Hon Rick Barker (Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: It has not been possible to obtain the information required to enable me to
respond to this question by the due date. The information will be supplied
as soon as possible.

6938 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Police (17 July 2003): What are the recorded apprehensions of gang affiliates, by police district for the fiscal year 2002/2003?

Hon George Hawkins (Minister of Police) replied: Official crime statistics for the 2002/2003 year have not yet been
published.

6941 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Police (17 July 2003): Further to his reply to question for written answer No 04981, in which of the larger metropolitan areas have dedicated staff been provided in relation to serious drug offending, and how many staff have been involved?

Hon George Hawkins (Minister of Police) replied: It has not been possible to obtain the information required to enable me to
respond to this question by the due date. I undertake to provide the
member with a copy of the information once it is available.

6942 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (17 July 2003): How many Emergency Maintenance Allowances have been granted to young women who are ineligible for the domestic purposes benefit, in the financial year ended July 2003?

Hon Rick Barker (Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment) replied: In the financial year ended 30 June 2003, 795 young women were granted
the Emergency Maintenance Allowance as they were ineligible for the
Domestic Purposes Benefit.

6943 (2003). Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Police (17 July 2003): What specific personal information relating to a prisoner is recorded on the prisoner's charge sheet by the arresting officer or police station watch house staff, itemised by each specific entry item?

Hon George Hawkins (Minister of Police) replied: The following personal information is contained on the "Loose Leaf Charge
Sheet":

Surname
Maiden Name
First Names

PRN (Person Record Number)
SID (System Identifier)
Warning Flags, i.e. Suicidal

Address
Phone Home
Phone Work
Occupation
Employer

Firearms Licence Number
Drivers Licence Number

Alias
Surname
First name
Second Name
PRN (Person Record Number)
SID (System Identifier)

Charge details
Act Section
Charge Number
Code
Tracking Number
Text of Charge
Details of Arresting/Escorting Member

Complaints
-Reported to NCO
Visitors allowed
Interview re other offences
Immigration Status Check
Bailable

Sex
Race
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Year of Arrival in NZ
Height
Build
Hair colour
Eyes colour

Photographed
Fingerprinted
Photo Negative Number
Palmprinted

Arrest date
Arrest time

Date received
Time received

Hearing date
Court
Hearing day
File number

QP - Query Property
EID - Enter Identity
MID - Modify Identity
ECG - Enter Charge
MCG - Modify Charge
QCI - Query Charge Information
QHC - Query History Courts
QHP - Query History Police
QDL - Query Drivers Licence
CW - Clear Wanted reference

Other Identifying Features
Spectacles
Beard
Limps
Moustache
Hair style
Speech impediment
General description

Watchhouse Keeper's Evaluation of Condition of Person in Custody
Under influence of: Drugs, Alcohol, Solvents
Showing signs of being: Withdrawn, Irrational, Depressed, Overly Ashamed,
Agitated, Anxious.
Showing signs of, or previously made threats of: Suicide, Self-Injury
Injured
Illness
Showing signs of being in Pain
Describe: Injuries, Illness or Pain
Health Warning Flags
Further Assessment required
Watchhouse Keeper
Supervisor

Intoxication
Level
Where was last drink taken
How long ago

Disposition
Bailed to ? Court
Direct to ? Court
Released, date and time

Prisoners Property
Signed by Prisoner
Confirmation of completion of Person in Custody Form
Watchhouse Keeper's Details

Receipt of Prisoners Property
Handed to:
Receipt of Property:
Property handed over by: Constable' Details

Next of Kin
Name
Address
Relationship
Phone
Informed by: Constable's Details
Police Bail Bond
Full Name
Occupation
Address
Charge(s)
Conditional of Bail
Court
Day
Date
Time
Amount of Bond (if appropriate)
To reside at (if appropriate)
Curfew conditions (if appropriate)
Not to contact complainant and or any prosecution witness
Defendants Signature
Constables Details

Modus Operandi ? Physical Description Form
Tattoos
Scars
Deformities
Amputations

Other identifying features

6953 (2003). Ron Mark to the Minister of Corrections (17 July 2003): What are the criteria for deciding whether a person who commits a crime whilst on parole should be immediately or automatically returned to prison?

Hon Paul Swain (Minister of Corrections) replied: When a person who is on Parole commits a crime, the decision to apply to the New Zealand Parole Board for recall to Prison is determined by the severity and nature of the offending.

If it is considered that the offender poses an undue risk to the community or any person, or class of person then the Parole Board may issue an ‘interim recall’ which will result in the offender being taken into custody immediately.

6954 (2003). Ron Mark to the Minister of Corrections (17 July 2003): How many people have committed crimes whilst on parole in the last three years, specified by type and number of crimes committed by each individual for each year?

Hon Paul Swain (Minister of Corrections) replied: The information sought is not readily available in the timeframe and will require further detailed research. The information will be forwarded to the Member at the earliest possible opportunity.

6955 (2003). Ron Mark to the Minister of Corrections (17 July 2003): How many people who committed crimes whilst on parole in the last three years were automatically returned to jail, and for what offences?

Hon Paul Swain (Minister of Corrections) replied: No offender is “automatically” returned to jail for further offending. In each case a recall application must be made to the New Zealand Parole Board and/or a Judge decides to remand an offender in custody until the charges are heard.
The detail on those who committed crimes while on parole and their offences is not readily available in the timeframe and will require further detailed research. The information will be forwarded to the Member at the earliest possible opportunity.
I draw the Member’s attention to the Department’s Annual Reports over the past three years and specifically the section titled Recidivism Index which contains information on rates of Reconviction and Reimprisonment for those offenders released from prison.

6957 (2003). Rodney Hide to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises (17 July 2003): What are the dates of any contracts the Rugby Union has with New Zealand Post to sell rugby tickets?

Hon Mark Burton (Minister for State Owned Enterprises) replied: Pursuant to Section 5(2) of the State-Owned Enterprises Act 1986, this is an operational matter that falls within the ambit of the responsibilities of the Board of New Zealand Post Limited, and I do not hold this information.

6958 (2003). Rodney Hide to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises (17 July 2003): On what dates and for what games has New Zealand Post sold tickets for the Rugby Union; how many tickets were sold on those dates, and if there were any problems, what were they?

Hon Mark Burton (Minister for State Owned Enterprises) replied: I refer you to my response to written question 6957 (2003).

7010 (2003). Gerry Brownlee to the Minister of Corrections (18 July 2003): How many parolees must be accompanied by Corrections staff when they walk on the streets?

Hon Paul Swain (Minister of Corrections) replied: No parolees must be accompanied by Community Probation Service staff when they walk on the streets.


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