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Questions for Oral Answer - 8 February 2005

Questions for Oral Answer As At Tuesday, 8 February 2005 Questions to Ministers

1. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Is he satisfied that the policy of police having dedicated highway patrol units is not reducing the ability of police to respond to emergency situations?

2. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: Does he accept that the 111 system's ability to handle a rural emergency has created a "culture of mistrust" among rural communities, as stated by Federated Farmers of New Zealand; if not, why not?

3. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How will New Zealand families be better off as a result of the Working for Families changes taking effect from 1 April this year?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education: Who will be accountable for any unfairness or inconsistency in NCEA results?

5. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Justice: What evidence does he have that new sentencing laws are providing greater protection to the community from serious and recidivist offenders?

6. GERRARD ECKHOFF to the Prime Minister: How does she reconcile her plans to "build a more broadly based ownership society in which New Zealanders can enjoy the security of their own home", with her Government's plans to allow the public access to private land beside waterways?

7. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for Economic Development: When he said in his press release on 4 February that Solid Energy was chosen to host the New Zealand Pavilion at the Aichi Expo 2005 in Japan because it is "making coal clean" and that it is "meeting objectives to be environmentally sustainable", what exactly did he mean?

8. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Is he satisfied with the performance of the Cyber Communities programme; if not, why not?

9. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Is she confident that extra targeted funding made available to primary health organisations for the purpose of reducing the cost of visiting GPs has in fact reduced these costs in all locations; if not, why not?

10. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Education: What recent reports, if any, has he received on average student loan repayment times?

11. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What reports has she received, if any, on the Ngati Aukiwa occupation of lands at Stony Creek station in the Far North?

12. JUDY TURNER to the Prime Minister: Has she received any reports indicating the level of support among women for her Government's policies to improve labour force participation announced last week?


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