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Thursday, 17 March 2005 Questions to Ministers

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 17 March 2005 Questions to Ministers

1. LIANNE DALZIEL to the Minister for Land Information: What recent reports has he received on tenure review in the South Island high country?

2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence that her Minister of Health will ensure that elderly New Zealanders will not die as a consequence of the lack of a suitable supply of flu vaccine?

3. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he accept that the provision of training is an important part of assisting people who receive invalids benefits and sickness benefits into the workforce?

4. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: If an early flu hits New Zealand this winter, can she confirm that only 50,000 New Zealanders are likely to have been successfully immunised by the fully effective vaccine, and that the additional 100,000 doses supplied by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories are possibly still months away, thereby putting lives at risk; if not, why not?

5. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Education: What progress has the Government made towards its targets for industry training?

6. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Associate Minister of Education, Hon David Benson-Pope; if so, why?

7. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: Is she confident that all health providers are adequately prepared for an outbreak of bird flu and have "access to the required personal protective equipment" as required by the National Health Emergency Plan: Infectious Diseases; if so, why?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Corrections: What did his department mean when it wrote to the people supervising Lloyd Alexander McIntosh on 10 December 2004 that "It is essential we manage the costs of this contract within the expectations agreed by both parties." and on 23 December 2004 that "there is a need to manage this contract within financial expectations."?

9. JUDY TURNER to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Is she satisfied that family group conferences are successful in reducing youth re-offending?

10. PETER BROWN to the Associate Minister of Labour: Has she received any reports on the application of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 in all companies operating in New Zealand?

11. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister for Courts: What initiatives has he undertaken to assist developing understanding of the courts and justice system for students?

12. BRIAN CONNELL to the Minister of Forestry: Does he agree with the statement of the Minister of Industry and Regional Development that "Forestry has the potential to be New Zealand's largest export earner."; if so, when does he think this will happen?

ENDS

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