Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 3 February

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 3 February 2005

Questions to Ministers
1. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Minister of Police: Did it occur to him to ask the police what evidence they were still seeking when they informed him they were still investigating the Tame Iti case when Tame Iti was seen on television brandishing a shotgun, which he also discharged to shred a New Zealand flag, and what assurance can he give that all New Zealanders are treated equally under the law?

2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: What criteria are used by the New Zealand Immigration Service when deciding on whether to grant permission for foreign workers to be employed by New Zealand companies?

3. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by the statement in the December Economic and Fiscal Update 2004 that "By the end of the forecast period, the oil price is projected to reach US$35 per barrel", when today's price for Brent Crude is around US$44 per barrel?

4. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the Government's fiscal programme?

5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education: Does he stand by his statement that an analysis into NCEA scholarship results will be given priority; if so, how will he conduct the investigation if the New Zealand Qualifications Authority will not release results until April?

6. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has the Government made about transport infrastructure in the Wellington region?

7. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: What is a Priority One emergency, and in how many police districts are the police meeting their performance standard of responding to 90 percent of Priority One emergency calls in an Urban Policing Area within the target 10 minutes of being reported?

8. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Justice: What actions are being taken by the Government to reduce car theft, and why?

9. JUDY TURNER to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in the House yesterday that "if we could get our rate of women's participation in the paid workforce up to the level of the top Scandinavian economies our standard of living would lift"; if so, does she view families' standards of living in purely economic terms?

10. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Police: Why were Nelson police, over the Christmas holiday period, reportedly prepared to order people from the Wakapuaka Estuary at the request of iwi and issue trespass notices against people who used the estuary, when the Prime Minister last year said that the Government's foreshore and seabed policy guarantees access to the foreshore and seabed for all New Zealanders?

11. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: When will the level of Government overseas aid reach the level of 0.5 percent of Gross National Income achieved by the 1972-75 Labour Government in 1975?

12. HELEN DUNCAN to the Associate Minister of Education: What evidence has the Government received about the role of families in the educational achievement of their children?

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Zimbabwe: New Democracy, Or A False Dawn?

Gordon Campbell: Robert Mugabe = Hosni Mubarak. The current jubilation on the streets of Harare at the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe is genuine, and one hates to be negative about the country’s future. Yet the situation is eerily similar to the scenes in Cairo in early 2011, when a popular uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election