Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Questions for Oral Answer -Tuesday, 3 May 2005

Questions for Oral Answer

As At Tuesday, 3 May 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Health: Does she believe that Pharmac's operating policies and procedures deliver consistently satisfactory outcomes sufficient to ensure the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders; if so, why?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: On what specific dates in 1999 and 2000 did she speak with the Sunday Star-Times regarding the actions of then Police Commissioner Peter Doone during a traffic incident in November 1999, and for what purpose did she have those discussions?

3. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What announcements has she made about improvements to the number of cataract operations performed annually?

4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she still have confidence in her Minister of Immigration, given that a former Iraqi official of Saddam Hussein's regime was allowed to enter New Zealand, yet he will not name him in spite of there being a revocation of his visitor's permit?

5. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of State Services: What reports, if any, has he received on changes to the number of staff employed in the public service?

6. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: In light of the statement by Fairfax Chief Operating Officer and Editor-in-Chief that "the full story is not being told at this time and is not being represented accurately in some public statements and reports.", does she stand by her claim that she "would have drawn their attention to the fact that the evidence was contested."?

7. TARIANA TURIA to the Minister for Land Information: What processes are taken into account to recognise the status, use or significance of land acquired under the Public Works Act 1981?

8. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Was she advised by the Attorney-General that a letter had been sent from the Attorney-General to then Police Commissioner Peter Doone's lawyer on 12 January 2000; if so, what was the purpose of that letter?

9. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Defence: What recent decisions has the Government made on defence spending?

10. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How much money was paid to Claire Austin on her departure from the position of chief executive at the Families Commission?

11. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: How long after the detection of the new, particularly aggressive, Gentamicin-resistant strain of the staphylococcus aureus "superbug" in the neo-natal ward of Wellington Hospital was she advised of the outbreak?

12. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: Did she advise the Sunday Star-Times to hang tough and continue their investigations into Police Commissioner Peter Doone after the publication of their 16 January 2000 story, as claimed in the Herald on Sunday this week; if so, why?

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news