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Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 16 September

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Tuesday, 16 September 2003

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: With the failure of the World Trade Organisation talks at Cancun and New Zealand's exclusion from the Australia/United States free trade negotiations, what, if anything, does the Government propose to do to promote our trade interests?

2. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made regarding the implementation of the Primary Health Care Strategy?

3. IAN EWEN-STREET to the Minister of Agriculture: What assurances can he give organic farmers and beekeepers that their livelihoods will not be ruined by contamination by GE organisms?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet foreshore and seabed proposal that "The foreshore and seabed should be public domain, with open access and use for all New Zealanders."; if so, how can customary title co-exist with public domain?

5. MOANA MACKEY to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: What reports has he received on climate change and extreme weather events?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: How can she have confidence in the Minister of Immigration who states most migrants are making a valuable contribution to our skill base?

7. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Tourism: What reports has he received about New Zealand's standing as an international tourism destination?

8. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement about the police inquiry into "paintergate" that "I shall have a good deal more to say about that [the inquiry] when they've finished their sort of elephant act in the strawberry patch."; if so, why?

9. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister of Justice: What actions will he take in response to the comments made yesterday by Auckland Mayor, John Banks, that "While it was Parliament's decision to decriminalise prostitution, every council is now in the difficult position of administering the Prostitution Reform Act.", echoing those made last week by Juliet Yates, chairwoman of the Auckland City Council's development committee, that the legalising of prostitution has handed the council a job it did not want?

10. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What is the forecast extra revenue to be generated by the Lotteries Commission's ability to operate internet or interactive gaming, as passed in the Gambling Bill?

11. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Conservation: Has he sought or received any advice on the biodiversity values of the lower Waitaki River; if so, what action does he propose to take?

12. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Customs: How is the Customs Service preparing to deal with any increase in passengers at Auckland International Airport this summer?


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