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Questions for Oral Answer - 16 February 2005

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Wednesday, 16 February 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: What are the details, if any, she first received, including the date and from whom, regarding the problems with NCEA, and what directions did she give at that time?

2. BERNIE OGILVY to the Minister of Education: Is he satisfied that it is fair to base eligibility for student allowances for students under 25 on their parents' income, even if the students are married or have been supporting themselves for two years; if so, why?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Did he make the decision that the New Zealand Scholarship Awards would be implemented in 2004 in the form it finally took; if so, what form did that decision take?

4. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Prime Minister: Will she be raising Australia's ongoing refusal to ratify the Kyoto Protocol with Australian Prime Minister John Howard during his forthcoming visit to New Zealand; if so, what exact message will she be conveying?

5. Hon MATT ROBSON to the Minister for Economic Development: Has he received any recent reports on Government initiatives which will contribute to lifting economic growth?

6. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: Has he taken any action to increase police resources dealing with 111 calls since his press release endorsing the Commissioner's review of the system in October; if so, what?

7. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What reports has he received on young people and the labour market?

8. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Education: How much Government funding was provided to Te Wananga O Aotearoa in the 1998/1999 financial year, and on what date did he or the then Associate Minister first have doubts that the taxpayer was getting value for money?

9. TIM BARNETT to the Minister of Justice: Is he satisfied that New Zealand laws sufficiently protect this country against money laundering and financing of terrorism?

10. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education: Has the Ministry of Education reported to him on anomalies or problems in the 2004 NCEA examinations for levels 1 to 3?

11. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Can he confirm that a budget bid was made on 14 November 2002 by the Police Commissioner for an extra 100 fulltime-equivalent staff in Auckland for the specific purpose of improving response times, particularly emergency response times; if so, what was his response to that request?

12. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister for ACC: Has she received any advice as to the number of people who have qualified for lump sum compensation for asbestos-related illnesses under the agreement between James Hardie Industries and former union employees that she tabled on 10 February 2004; if so, how many people have qualified?

ENDS

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