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Questions For Oral Answer (Wednesday August 6)

Questions For Oral Answer

As At Wednesday, 6 August 2003


1. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister with responsibility for Auckland Issues: Following her advice yesterday that "Rates are one of the things that affect all of our choices about where we live" and that she regrets the choices that rate hikes have forced some Auckland ratepayers to make, what choices was she talking about for the Aucklanders who can't afford to pay their rates that are due today?

2. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What pilot initiatives is the Government supporting to assist more families to achieve home ownership?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: What is the Government spending on managing any adverse impacts of immigration and has she received any reports from the Minister of Police about the costs of immigration he has to contemplate?

4. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Land Information: What proportion of New Zealand's foreshore is either in private hands or subject to other restrictions on public access?

5. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Associate Minister for Courts: How many applications for title to the foreshore and seabed are before the Maori Land Court and what is the total length of coastline being sought?

6. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What advice, if any, has he received which led him to claim that the recently announced "Jobs Jolt" initiatives will help employers facing skill shortages?

7. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Is he satisfied that sufficient front-line police staff are available to combat crime in New Zealand?

8. MARK PECK to the Minister of Education: Is he aware of any new initiatives to promote teamwork, leadership and hard work as part of the school curriculum; if so, what?

9. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Immigration: Why did she tell the House, in relation to the New Zealand Immigration Service memorandum stating that there was an agreement to "lie in unison", "I would have had to be a party to such an agreement", and what steps are being taken to have an independent body fully investigate her involvement in this matter?

10. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Minister of Conservation: What initiatives has the Government taken to mark Conservation Week?

11. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Defence: Does the composition of the New Zealand Defence Force and their current commitment to deployments allow them to offer assistance to Indonesia in the aftermath of yesterday's bombing in Jakarta; if not, why not?

12. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does he have any concerns about Television New Zealand Limited considering commercial sponsorship of One News, especially in light of Television New Zealand Limited's charter obligation to provide independent, impartial and in-depth news and current affairs?

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