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Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 5 April 2005

Questions for Oral Answer

As At Tuesday, 5 April 2005 Questions to Ministers

1. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Education: What steps is he taking to shift tertiary education funding from areas of low quality provision to areas of higher strategic relevance?

2. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: What basis did she have for stating that Ian Wishart's interview with John Tamihere "seems to me like the product of a long liquid lunch," and does she stand by her statement?

3. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Transport: What progress is being made on toll-funded roads since the passage of the Land Transport Management Act 2003?

4. METIRIA TUREI to the Associate Minister of Education: Does he stand by his statement that "the money earned from a tuck shop and uniform sales should not be added on to what a school is earning."; if so, why?

5. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Associate Minister of Education: What steps has the Government taken to improve the teaching and learning of technology in schools?

6. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she still stand by her statement in December last year that "I've always expressed my confidence that John Tamihere would return to the Cabinet at some point"; if not, why not?

7. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Health: Does she agree with the recent comment by Pharmac Chief Executive, Wayne McNee, with regard to providing access to drug treatments and managing growth in pharmaceutical expenditure that "We are confident that we have the balance right in the interests of New Zealanders."; if so, why?

8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she still have confidence in her Minister of Police; if so, why?

9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement yesterday that "we work very carefully with parties who are supporting our legislation."; if not, why not?

10. ROD DONALD to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Will he reconsider New Zealand's support of Paul Wolfowitz for the presidency of the World Bank following statements by the bank's former chief economist, Joseph Stiglitz, that "The World Bank will once again become a hate figure. This could bring street protests and violence across the developing world."; if not, why not?

11. Hon TONY RYALL to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in her Minister of Police; if so, why?

12. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What reports, if any, has he received on the Zimbabwe election held last week?


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