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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?


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