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Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 9 December

Questions for Oral Answer

As At Tuesday, 9 December 2003

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Minister of Labour: Does she stand by her statement in relation to the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill introduced last week, "The approach remains one of free choice, flexibility and fairness to all, to reflect the diversity of workplace arrangements in the labour market and to support a more innovative economy."; if so, why?

2. MARK PECK to the Minister of Revenue: What recent reports has he received on business reaction to compliance costs?

3. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Prime Minister: What plans, if any, has the Government developed to counter threatened protests by Maori foreshore and seabed claimants, and can she assure New Zealanders that law and order agencies will not allow these claimants to disrupt or interfere with the public's normal access to and enjoyment of our beaches and foreshore over the coming holiday season?

4. Hon MATT ROBSON to the Associate Minister of Health: What are the latest measures being taken by the Labour Progressive Coalition Government to combat the supply and use of methamphetamine?

5. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: How many people have been denied entry to New Zealand as a result of the New Zealand Immigration Service's advance passenger screening system?

6. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the commitment that she made in the Confidence and Supply Agreement with United Future that "The government will not introduce legislation to change the legal status of cannabis."?

7. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Finance: Has all of the revenue raised from the extra 4.2 cents per litre petrol excise duty and associated road user charge increases introduced by the Government last year been spent on new roads; if not, why not?

8. TIM BARNETT to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What are the implications of the Commonwealth decision on the suspension of Zimbabwe?

9. DONNA AWATERE HUATA to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): Has he received any reports on ways in which Carich Training Centre Limited could have repaid money owed to the Tertiary Education Commission?

10. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: Will the Government revisit its decision to use the proposed trans-Tasman therapeutic products agency to regulate dietary supplements and complementary medicines following the Health Committee's recommendation that strengthening domestic regulation is the most appropriate method of governing complementary healthcare products in New Zealand; if not, why not?

11. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: What, if any, instructions has the New Zealand Qualifications Authority given schools regarding the reporting of students' failure to achieve internally assessed National Certificate of Educational Achievement credits?

12. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Finance: Can he confirm whether the soon to be announced transport package will include an extra tax on petrol; if so, why?

ENDS

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