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Questions for Oral Answer 13 October 2004

Questions for Oral Answer 13 October 2004

Wednesday, 13 October 2004 Questions to Ministers

1. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister of Housing: Did he receive a letter dated 22 August 2003 from Housing New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Jordan Alexander providing a "Maori Responsiveness Update" that advised him that Housing New Zealand had developed "a new set of organisational behaviours that relate to HNZC's values seen from a Tiriti/Treaty two-world perspective" and does he support Housing New Zealand having a two-world perspective?

2. MOANA MACKEY to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What is the Government doing to make it more attractive for young New Zealanders to train for careers that are crucial for our economic and social wellbeing?

3. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister for ACC: What is the purpose of the Bold Perspectives, Shared Objectives Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Conference that ACC is hosting in March 2005?

4. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Local Government: Does he stand by his speech to the Local Government Conference 2004 that "This will be a historic election" and "The work that has gone into planning for the introduction of STV is a great example of the successful partnership that exists at present between central and local government."?

5. LIANNE DALZIEL to the Minister of Education: What steps is he taking to ensure that there is an adequate supply of appropriately qualified early childhood teachers?

6. DAIL JONES to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Minister for Trade Negotiations; if so, why?

7. MARK PECK to the Minister for Small Business: What recent reports has he received on economic growth in the small business sector?

8. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Conservation: Was he advised by his department that the proposed Te Arawa lakes settlement would require an exception to the Crown's settlement principles; if so, why is the Government proceeding to make this exception?

9. PAUL ADAMS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he agree that people who receive a benefit have a reciprocal responsibility to minimise their reliance on the State; if not, why not?

10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Local Government: What responsibility does he accept for the "bungle" over this year's local body elections?

11. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does he agree with the reported comments of Television New Zealand Limited Chief Executive Ian Fraser that the TVNZ dividend of $37.6 million for 2003/4 would be better off reinvested into programming to meet the charter; if not, why not?

12. DAVE HEREORA to the Minister of Customs: What is the Government doing to address congestion in the arrival halls at Auckland and Christchurch International Airports?

Questions to Members

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Chairperson of the Fisheries and Other Sea-related Legislation Committee: Following his reply to my oral question on 7 October 2004, what did he consult the committee's independent specialist adviser about?


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