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Questions for Oral Answer - 16 September 2004

Questions for Oral Answer

As At Thursday, 16 September 2004

1. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Education: What steps is he taking to improve career information and guidance in schools?

2. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Defence: Is New Zealand ending the involvement of our troops in Iraq; if so, why?

3. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for Food Safety: Did Monsanto sign a statutory declaration, as part of its application to Food Standards Australia New Zealand for approval of GM corn MON 863, declaring that it had not withheld any information that might prejudice its application; if not, why not?

4. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Labour: What consultation was carried out with the nearly 1.7 million non-union workers in New Zealand during the development of the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill?

5. DAVID PARKER to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: What reports has he received on the need to take action on climate change?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she still have confidence in the Minister of Police; if so, why?

7. LARRY BALDOCK to the Minister of Fisheries: How many foreign charter vessels have been operating in New Zealand waters during the past 12 months, and how many of these vessels had a majority of New Zealand citizens on their fishing crews?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister for Courts: Who approved the "special arrangement" with the chairperson of the Human Rights Review Tribunal, which saw him get paid almost $300,000 last year, and what knowledge did Ministers have of this "special arrangement"?

9. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What recent reports has he received on trends in youth unemployment in New Zealand and how do they compare internationally?

10. JOHN KEY to the Associate Minister for the Environment: Will his proposed changes to the Resource Management Act 1991 ensure that Maori New Zealanders have no extra rights than non-Maori New Zealanders with respect to the application of that Act; if not, why not?

11. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the enquiries, if any, made by the Minister of Immigration into the alleged part played by Wahib Zaza and Rabir, alias Roberto, in Ahmed Zaoui's arrival in New Zealand; if so, why?

12. DONNA AWATERE HUATA to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): Is he confident that Maori participation in tertiary education will continue to rise, as in the past five years; if not, why not?


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