Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 October


Questions for Oral Answer
As At Tuesday, 21 October 2003

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Did she raise with President George W Bush, during their 12 minute pull-aside in Bangkok, the speech on United States-New Zealand relations prepared by the United States Ambassador Swindells for delivery at Victoria University earlier this month; if not, why not?

2. JUDY TURNER to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Does she stand by her initial response to written question No 9993 that contact between the Cremen-Burrows family and the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services "has been largely historic and was with various members of the family and extended family", and her initial response to written question No 9723 that "None of the previous contact has been related to the care and protection of Coral or her brother Storm."; if not, why not?

3. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Minister of Corrections: How many people sentenced to community work in the year ended 30 June 2003 failed to turn up in time to complete the full hours scheduled for the relevant day and how many have been punished for that failure?

4. TIM BARNETT to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: What benefits to New Zealand trade emerged out of APEC discussions?

5. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Does she stand by her replies to written questions Nos 9460, 9461, 10050 and 10051 in September and October 2002, in which she stated that samples of corn seed were collected from Talleys and Seed Production Ltd by MAF and sent to Genescan Australia for testing, that Novartis paid for the tests and owned the results, and that Novartis verbally notified ERMA and MAF that the results were negative for genetic modification; if so, why?

6. KATHERINE RICH to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): When Department of Child, Youth and Family Services spokeswoman, Christine Langdon, said that Child, Youth and Family had no record of Ron Burrows' call and they had "rigorous processes in place for recording notifications", what are these "rigorous processes"?

7. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What are the implications of New Zealand's election to the World Heritage Committee?

8. RON MARK to the Minister of Corrections: Does he believe that the Department of Corrections' internal investigation into the emergency response unit meets the requirements of transparency, accountability and integrity?

9. JILL PETTIS to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What approaches is the Government working on to help at-risk young people get into employment or further training?

10. RICHARD WORTH to the Attorney-General: Will the Government be asking the Maori Land Court to adjourn foreshore and seabed cases before it for "somewhere in the order of six months"; if so, what is the Government's timeframe for finalising the foreshore and seabed policy?

11. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Immigration: Does she agree, in light of the Ahmed Zaoui case, that the "framework for issuing security risk certificates ... has been shown to have serious flaws"; if not, why not?

12. MARK PECK to the Minister for Small Business: What benefits does he expect to flow from the appointment of the Small Business Advisory Group?

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>

 

Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election