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Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 4 May 2005

Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 4 May 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement yesterday in relation to the information she provided to the Sunday Star-Times regarding then Police Commissioner Peter Doone, "I do not believe that incorrect information was provided."; if not, why not?

2. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Revenue: What recent announcements has the Government made on business tax, and what response has he received?

3. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: Did she confirm for the Sunday Star-Times that it was correct in asserting the Police Commissioner Peter Doone told the officer "That won't be necessary"; if not, what did she confirm for them?

4. JOHN KEY to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: Does the Government intend to impose a carbon tax; if so, what are the estimated impacts of this new tax on household electricity bills and petrol prices?

5. DAIL JONES to the Minister of Immigration: How many visa applications under all categories, from people whose country of origin was one of the 54 high-risk countries, have been approved by New Zealand Immigration Service off-shore offices since the Government was formed in 1999?

6. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Police: How many 111 calls were referred to so-called "ghost units" in the past year?

7. LARRY BALDOCK to the Minister of Police: Does he stand by his reply to my supplementary question in the House on 26 March 2003 concerning the Prostitution Reform Bill when he said "if it is passed, the Government will make sure that the police are adequately resourced"; if so, why?

8. PETER BROWN to the Minister for ACC: Does she stand by her answer to written question No 5163 (2005) as it applies to physiotherapists, that ACC's Fraud Unit is undertaking a survey of all treatment providers who invoice ACC on an hourly basis and that the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists endorsed the audit protocols?

9. NANDOR TANCZOS to the Minister of Education: When did the Government become aware that the number of student allowance applications received by StudyLink at 13 February 2005 was "22,430 fewer than were forecast for the October to mid February peak period"?

10. DAVID PARKER to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: What response has the Government had to its announcement on carbon tax?

11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What remedial treatment is she going to organise for the 591 patients sent back to their GPs by the Tairawhiti District Health Board without a first specialist assessment, an action described by Dr Jonathan Simon as suggesting "the hospital system was so overwhelmed that it could no longer deal with routine cases"?

12. STEVE CHADWICK to the Associate Minister of Health: What reports, if any, has he received on the implementation of the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act 2003?

ENDS

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