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Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 August

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Wednesday, 13 August 2003

Questions to Ministers
1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that Hon Harry Duynhoven's comments were the symptom of a man under stress, made when she responded to his reported comments that he was happy to have a by-election but that issues around "the foreshore and seabed" may have meant Labour would "have taken a hammering"; if not, why not?

2. DAVE HEREORA to the Minister for Food Safety: What reports has she received on the first year of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority?

3. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Broadcasting: Was Dr Brian Edwards correct in his letter that the reason why NZ on Air originally refused to fund his show was "audience reach", and what is the criterion for audience reach for NZ on Air funding?

4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence as Prime Minister in all the members of her Cabinet?

5. NANDOR TANCZOS to the Minister of Justice: Does he agree that "diverting minor cannabis offenders into compulsory health assessment for first possession and use offences, rather than a criminal conviction" as recommended by the Health Committee, would help achieve the objective of the Youth Offending Strategy to "prevent and reduce offending and re-offending by children and young people"; if not, why not?

6. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister responsible for the National Library: What role is the National Library playing to support public libraries throughout New Zealand?

7. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister for Land Information: Does he agree with the Prime Minister's statement that the amount of foreshore in private ownership is a "very small amount"; if not, why not?

8. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister for Courts: Does he stand by the statement he made during questions for oral answer on 6 August 2003 that "This Government upholds the right of all New Zealanders to have access to justice and have their disputes resolved before the appropriate court."; if so, why?

9. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: What reports has he received from the Commissioner of Police regarding investigations into hidden speed cameras?

10. JILL PETTIS to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent initiatives has the Government announced to improve health for people in rural areas?

11. JOHN KEY to the Minister with responsibility for Auckland Issues: Does she stand by her statement to the House that "the infrastructure of Auckland and New Zealand cannot be funded on the basis of people on fixed incomes"; if not, why not?

12. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Immigration: What steps has she taken to ensure that all immigrants who apply for a permit under the Immigration Act 1987 disclose any past, present or intended activities related to the provision of sexual services?

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