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Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 11 December

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 11 December 2003

Questions to Ministers

1. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Justice: Does he concede that the justice system totally failed to protect Coral Burrows from Steven Williams, in light of the fact that he was repeatedly granted bail after a criminal career of 88 convictions, and the claim by former police detective Don Finlayson that "He should have been locked up over the last 18 months... If he had been in jail where he belonged, she would still be alive. It was an avoidable death."?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does the Government plan to include commercial development as a customary right in the proposed legislation to deal with the foreshore and seabed; if so, what are the implications for the aquaculture, mining and tourism industries?

3. JILL PETTIS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What initiatives is the Government taking to promote employment in the road haulage industry?

4. DAIL JONES to the Prime Minister: Is she concerned that Hon Tariana Turia is reported in the Dominion Post today as telling colleagues that Maori members could exercise more influence from the sideline over the Government's policy on the foreshore and seabed; if so, what does she intend to do about it?

5. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received on improving Maori achievement in education?

6. GERRARD ECKHOFF to the Minister for Rural Affairs: What have been his main achievements for New Zealand's farming community over the last 12 months?

7. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Is the proposed national environmental standard on air quality intended to protect and promote public health?

8. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Commerce: What is the Government doing to protect homeowners in their purchase of built household units from property developers and speculative builders?

9. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that offenders with 80 or more previous convictions are able to receive bail; if so, why?

10. DAVID PARKER to the Associate Minister for Rural Affairs: How is the Government improving the delivery of rural health services in New Zealand?

11. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Will she now take action and order an inquiry to discover why Southern Cross Norfolk Hospital and Tauranga Hospital have suddenly banned Mr Ian Breeze from surgery, but seemed unable to do so previously; if not, why not?

12. PAUL ADAMS to the Minister of Labour: Does she stand by her statement yesterday regarding aspects of the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill that "The Government considers that skilled employees are in fact an asset of the business, and, just like plant, capital and goodwill are seen as assets, so should employees. So we do not see in this instance that it will be a detriment."; if so, why?

ENDS

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