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Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 9 September


Questions for Oral Answer
As At Tuesday, 9 September 2003

Questions to Ministers
1. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Justice: Does he remain satisfied that the Sentencing Act 2002 is working in the best interests of the victims of crime and protects the safety of the community; if not, why not?

2. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Associate Minister of Justice: Will the Maori Land Court have a role in determining the influence of iwi and hapu in the Government's new "co-management perspective" over the seabed and foreshore; if so, how?

3. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of Education: What steps is the Government taking to ensure the provision of accommodation for students affected by the recent difficulties at the Modern Age group of English language schools?

4. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister of Justice: As Bailey Junior Kurariki, convicted of killing Auckland pizza delivery man Michael Choy on 12 September 2001, is now eligible to apply for home detention, does the Government believe that two years in a residential centre is an adequate penalty for homicide?

5. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Immigration: What steps is she taking to respond to the announcement of the new rules for enrolling young international students in primary and intermediate schools?

6. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Corrections; if so, why?

7. MARK PECK to the Minister of Transport: How many tractor accidents have there been over the last year?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Corrections: What role is there for victims, or for families of victims, in the application for home detention?

9. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Will he be proposing amendments to the Gambling Bill, following reports that the weekend meeting of the New Zealand Council of the Labour Party passed a motion expressing "its very grave concern at aspects of the Gambling Bill that are being imposed on the Government by United Future through a series of anti-family amendments"; if not, why not?

10. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Transport: Is he satisfied that the Land Transport Safety Authority is properly applying the licensing rules for small passenger service vehicles for hire or reward, and what are the maximum penalties for operators operating vehicles which are incorrectly licensed?

11. JILL PETTIS to the Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: How is the Government assisting New Zealand's professional, regional, Maori, community and emerging arts organisations?

12. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: What additional tests was he referring to on 10 July 2002, with respect to "corngate", when he said: "The reason that the Ministry for the Environment advised the Government that there were some contaminated corn in New Zealand was that at that moment, after the Lincoln tests, before the Australian tests, we thought there was. We rushed to get more testing done and found to our relief that there wasn't."?

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