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Questions for Oral Answer - 6 April 2005

Questions for Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 6 April 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Has she had any meetings or discussions with Ministers maligned by John Tamihere in his Investigate magazine interview?

2. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of State Services: What reports, if any, has he seen on changes to the number of staff employed in the public service?

3. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that she considered many of the comments about her Government by John Tamihere in his Investigate magazine interview untrue; if so, why?

4. NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has he received about Work and Income's Industry Partnerships programme?

5. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that John Tamihere defamed Hon Dr Michael Cullen when he said, "You've got Cullen - we wouldn't survive without Cullen - he can cut a deal on a piece of legislation, he can change a single word in a piece of legislation without those other ... [parties] knowing about it, and it melts down everything they wanted but they still think they got their clause in."; if so, why?

6. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Health: Is she satisfied that Pharmac's current approach to subsidising pharmaceuticals gives adequate weight to future savings in health and welfare expenditure; if so, why?

7. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Are detectives being re-assigned from investigative duties to undertake traffic policing; if so, why?

8. Hon MATT ROBSON to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent reports has he received relating to suicide, and what do these indicate?

9. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: Does Wellington have enough police; if so, why?

10. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Was there an armed robbery at the Lone Star Cafe in Newmarket, Auckland on Easter Monday night; if so, what was the timing of events from the time of the robbery, the first 111 call, and the police arriving at the scene of the crime?

11. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Energy: Has he received an invitation from the International Energy Agency to comment on its draft report "Saving Oil in a Hurry: Measures for Rapid Demand Restraint in Transport"; if so, how will he respond?

12. PANSY WONG to the Minister for Transport Safety: When was Land Transport New Zealand first alerted to claims of licensing fraud in the Asian community and on what date did they begin formal investigation of these claims?


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