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Questions for Oral Answer - 1 March 2005

Questions for Oral Answer

As At tuesday, 1 March 2005 Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement regarding Te Wananga o Aotearoa that, "Maybe the growth has outgrown the capacity to have proper governance,"; if so, is she satisfied that the Government has taken adequate steps to control growth at the wananga?

2. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on business confidence?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Is he confident that his immigration policy is sufficiently protecting New Zealand from any adverse effects, including the threat of terrorism; if so, why?

4. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his description of the student loan scheme as "very generous"?

5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education: Does he agree with NZQA Group Manager Secondary Education Kate Colbert's comments regarding NCEA results that, "year-to-year variability in mainstream areas, such as mathematics, is as expected.", and is he satisfied with reported levels of variability?

6. DAVID PARKER to the Minister for Land Information: Has he received any reports on plans to nationalise South Island high country land?

7. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: What types or categories of "clearance" of reported crimes exist, and, of these, which are included in reported clearance rates?

8. SUE KEDGLEY to the Associate Minister of Agriculture: Why has the Government put in place layer hen and pig codes of animal welfare which allow practices that do not fully meet the obligations of the Animal Welfare Act 1999?

9. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Conservation: What actions are being taken to protect native wildlife in the Dart Valley threatened by a rat plague?

10. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: What steps is he taking, if any, to ensure that our immigration laws are not exploited, and what is his policy on removing non-genuine refugees?

11. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Education: What specifically was compensated by the $40 million he agreed in November 2001 to give as a Treaty of Waitangi settlement to Te Wananga o Aotearoa, and why is the deed of settlement not publicly available?

12. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Finance: Why does he consider it necessary to place an additional five cents per litre taxation on petrol when the Government is running a surplus of over $6 billion, and over $570 million currently collected from petrol excise is not spent on roads?


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