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Questions for Oral Answer - 31 March 2005

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 31 March 2005

Questions to Ministers
1. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that Sergeant Fogarty's letter to the South Auckland dairy owner stating, "Due to the sheer volume of complaints and limited resources ... I am left with no alternative other than to record and file this matter." was ill-advised; if so, why was the letter ill-advised?

2. BERNIE OGILVY to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his statement in the House earlier this month that "Student debt may be a reason for some people to leave, but as far as medical students are concerned it is a relatively minor one."; if so, why?

3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: How many cases are awaiting allocation in police districts, and how many involve sexual offending?

4. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How will the Working for Families package assist families with their accommodation costs from 1 April 2005?

5. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: How many times did the Prime Minister use the word environment in the Prime Minister's statement at the start of this year?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Courts: Is it the Government's policy to retain the Maori Land Court; if so, why?

7. SIMON POWER to the Associate Minister of Education: Will officials produce an assessment schedule that ensures New Zealand Scholarship students are ranked with marks or grades; if so, will students be permitted to see the marks or grades that they are assigned?

8. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Transport: What are the main conclusions of the Surface Transport Costs and Charges Study?

9. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister for Building Issues: What errors, if any, have been identified in the provisions of the Building Act 2004 that come into force today, and is the Department of Building and Housing knowingly breaching any sections of the new Act?

10. MOANA MACKEY to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Has she received any reports recently concerning parenting of youths who have committed a crime?

11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: Can she confirm that the Ministry of Health stated on 22 March that "From April 18, GPs and vaccinators will be able to offer one dose of Vaxigrip to the healthy population under 65 years." and that "The full three-virus vaccine will be available for eligible funded groups from April 26 2005."; if not, why not?

12. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Attorney-General: Would he be prepared to introduce legislation to ensure that judges presiding over criminal and civil cases could not hear cases that involve them in a possible conflict of interest; if not, why not?


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