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Questions for Oral Answer - 15 February 2005

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education: Does he stand by his reported statement that there was nothing unexpected in this year's NCEA results?

2. JILL PETTIS to the Associate Minister of Education: What action is the Government taking to address public concerns about the administration of last year's Scholarship exams?

3. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Education: What amount of Government funding did Te Wananga O Aotearoa receive in the last financial year, and is the wananga meeting his expectations relating to financial management?

4. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What recent reports has he received on the state of the labour market?

5. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: What policy determines how police are prioritised to solve crime?

6. JUDY TURNER to the Associate Minister of Health: Is he satisfied that the regime to test for hearing and vision difficulties in children is adequate; if not, does he have any plans to do something about it?

7. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: Is he prepared to change police priorities to divert some staff from lower priority traffic tasks to improve 111 response times; if not, why not?

8. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: Has she received any proposals to scrap universal health benefits, and what would be the impact of such an approach?

9. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Prime Minister: Was she referring to any specific institutions, if so, which ones, when in her Prime Minister's statement to the House she stated "Low quality providers and courses should not expect to survive. The money they have consumed can be better spent elsewhere."?

10. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: Does he believe New Zealand will meet its target under the Kyoto Protocol, which comes into effect tomorrow, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels; if so, why?

11. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education: Does he agree with the Prime Minister's statement regarding Scholarship results that "... there are a whole range of issues here that NZQA has to face up to"; if so, what issues does he think NZQA has to face up to?

12. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Energy: Is he confident that New Zealand's energy requirements are being met?

Questions to Members

1. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: What is the report back date for the Disabled Persons Employment Promotion (Repeal and Related Matters) Bill, and what extensions have there been to the report back date?


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