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Questions for Oral Answer Thursday, 5 May 2005

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Thursday, 5 May 2005

Questions to Ministers
1. LIANNE DALZIEL to the Associate Minister of Labour: What changes is the Government making to paid parental leave?

2. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Do the statements made by the Minister of Education in the House yesterday on the Peter Doone affair represent her Government's official position on the issue; if so, why?

3. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Justice: What are the findings of the review he commissioned from the Ministry of Justice into prisoner complaints processes?

4. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Fisheries: How many codes of practice have been approved under the national plan of action on seabirds, and have seabird deaths in the fishing industry reduced as a result of these codes?

5. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: On what date did he find out for the first time there were problems in relation to Claire Austin's employment at the Families Commission, which culminated in her resigning from the Families Commission on 18 April?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does she still have confidence in her Minister of Immigration; if so, why?

7. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Does the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service scrutinise immigration applications; if so, how did it miss the seven Iraqis?

8. DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Local Government: What new measures is the Government taking to help smaller councils improve drinking water systems?

9. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: What involvement, if any, did he have as Minister of Finance in the formulation of the carbon tax policy?

10. JUDY TURNER to the Minister of Justice: Does he stand by his statement to the House last year in relation to cannabis that "... one of the areas that I am most worried about is younger people, and the effect that the chemicals in cannabis have on their mental development and their attitudes. That is one of the reasons why I personally believe we should be extraordinarily cautious before making any change in the status of this drug."; if not, why not?

11. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Associate Minister of Education: Have final 2004 NCEA results been made available to candidates, in accordance with the notification on the NZQA website that those results would be made available in April?

12. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Does he have confidence in the New Zealand Immigration Service; if so, why?


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