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Questions for Oral Answer Wednesday, 13 April 2005

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Wednesday, 13 April 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Finance: What principles led the new funding formula for passenger clearance service costs?

2. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: What did she mean when she said, in relation to John Tamihere, that she is "capable of infinite forgiveness"?

3. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Health: Is she satisfied that Pharmac's practice of entering sole-supply agreements ensures that New Zealanders get the medicines they need; if so, why?

4. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her response to question for oral answer No 1 yesterday that "Leadership is about judgment, and I have exercised mine in the interests of the Labour Party."?

5. SUE KEDGLEY to the Associate Minister of Health: Will the Government offer free medical checks and free medical treatment to people who lived near the former Ivon Watkins-Dow plant in New Plymouth between 1962 and 1987, and therefore have elevated levels of potentially cancer-causing dioxin in their bodies; if not, why not?

6. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What reports has she received on the meningococcal B vaccine?

7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: What was the percentage of the net average wage used to calculate superannuation payments for married couples in April 2000 and April 2001, and why was it set at this percentage?

8. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Local Government: What changes is the Government proposing to the rates rebate scheme?

9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister for Social Development and Employment?

10. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Education: What action, if any, is he taking to investigate the validity of enrolments and courses completed at Te Wananga o Aotearoa which received some $239 million of taxpayers' money last year?

11. RON MARK to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: Does she have any plans to create a national war memorial park where all theatres of war in which New Zealanders served can be represented; if not, why not?

12. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: How many sworn officers - full-time equivalents - were there in Counties-Manukau police district on 30 June 2004, and how many are there today?


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