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Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 9 September

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 9 September 2004

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Corrections: How many beds are currently "mothballed" or unused in the prison service, and why are these beds not being used to relieve the worsening muster crisis?

2. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the ease of doing business in New Zealand?

3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: How many civilians are being sworn in as "temporary constables" to act as jailers during the muster crisis, and how many additional remand prisoners could be held in police cells if necessary?

4. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What reports has he received on vacancy levels in State housing?

5. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Has he read the findings of the Allen Consulting Group's report entitled Benefits of Investing in New Zealand's Road Infrastructure; if so, will any changes be made to roading policy as a result of those findings?

6. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers; if so, why?

7. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Has the Government given any consideration to the CYFS policy that was announced by United Future on 1 April 2004?

8. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: What is the Government's policy on how much parents, caregivers and communities should pay towards the cost of their children's education?

9. SUE KEDGLEY to the Associate Minister of Health: What are the results of the blood serum tests for dioxin exposure conducted on 50 New Plymouth residents, and what are the health implications of these results?

10. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Was the detective senior sergeant in charge of the investigation into an aggravated burglary at 8 Rocky Nook Avenue, Auckland, on 12 September 2002, the only person involved in the decision whether to prosecute Phillip Layton Edwards; if not, who else was involved in the decision-making process?

11. Hon HARRY DUYNHOVEN to the Associate Minister of Health: How has the Government responded to the claims of dioxin contamination in Paritutu?

12. BRIAN CONNELL to the Minister of Forestry: Is he concerned that the number of hectares planted per annum in new forestry plantations decreased by 63 percent between 1999 and 2003; if not, why not?

Questions to Members

1. LARRY BALDOCK to the Chairperson of the Justice and Electoral Committee: What criteria did the committee use to determine which submitters out of the hundreds of submissions received on the Civil Union Bill would be allowed to submit orally?


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