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Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 13 November

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 13 November 2003

Questions to Ministers

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Has she or her Ministry received draft legislation from Meridian Energy Limited on the allocation of water in the Waitaki catchment; if so, will this form the basis of Government legislation?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that "Getting the transport infrastructure right is a critical component of all growth strategies for Auckland"; if so, what proposals have been put before Auckland's local authorities in the paper, authored by officials, and referred to in this morning's New Zealand Herald?

3. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What action has been taken to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to promote New Zealand's economic and security interests?

4. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Can she give an assurance that the 2,760 cases of potential child abuse that required further investigation at the end of September were dealt with within the required timeframe; if not, for each category of criticality, how many were not dealt with within the required timeframe?

5. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What progress is being made in expanding opportunities for learning in the workplace?

6. KATHERINE RICH to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Why did the Roopu team in the Masterton office of Child, Youth and Family Services have a 36 percent higher caseload than the other team in the office?

7. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of State Services: What reports has he received regarding the use of the Internet to gain access to Government services and information?

8. RON MARK to the Minister of Justice: Does he have any concerns that sentencing of offenders is presently not meeting public expectations; if not, why?

9. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Customs: Is he satisfied with the performance of the New Zealand Customs Service in relation to drug seizures at Auckland International Airport?

10. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: How does he explain his statement that "Police do not have a quota of tickets they're supposed to give out every hour. There is no such quota." with his answer to a written question stating "A minimum expectation is one enforcement action (not being a warning) for every hour of patrol." and with media reports of orders to issue three tickets an hour and orders to ticket at least one motorist every hour?

11. LARRY BALDOCK to the Minister of Justice: Is he satisfied that the territorial authority by-law provisions of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 are being implemented to achieve the aims of the Act; if so, how?

12. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his statement in today's Dominion Post that he would consider "governance-type arrangements" for Upper Hutt schools; if so, why?

ENDS

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