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Questions for Oral Answer Wednesday June 1

Questions for Oral Answer As At wednesday, 1 june 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. ROD DONALD to the Prime Minister: Was freedom of speech one of the human rights issues she discussed with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during her meeting with him this week?

2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: With respect to the three men named in question number one in the House yesterday, what investigations, if any, has he conducted into their applications to enter New Zealand, and does he have any concerns arising from those investigations?

3. JUDY TURNER to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement last year with reference to the "No Rubba, No Hubba Hubba" campaign that "A sexual health campaign aimed at young people is not going to work if it doesn't get buy-in from young people."; if not, why not?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Does he think the education system has got worse during the time in which he has been Minister of Education, as indicated by 44 per cent of respondents to a survey by The New Zealand Herald; if not, why not?

5. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Housing: How will the Government be assisting people to become first home owners?

6. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Finance: Following his confirmation that the carbon tax will have an inflationary impact, what is the best official estimate of the combined impact on the consumer price index since December 1999 of all government sector increases in taxes, duties, levies, or charges?

7. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for Food Safety: Is food made with the unapproved, genetically modified and insecticide containing Bt10 corn on sale in New Zealand; if so, why?

8. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: Does she continue to stand by her statement that "people are not culled. They are sent to their general practitioners to be monitored"; if not, why not?

9. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made on the rollout of the meningococcal vaccination programme?

10. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for Transport Safety: Has he listened to the recorded conversation between the Rescue Coordination Centre and police the night the Iron Maiden sank, and what is the reason it took nearly two hours to launch the rescue helicopter?

11. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Education: What reports, if any, has he received on possible changes to the Government's policy of 20 hours per week free early childhood education for three and four year olds?

12. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Immigration: Is it possible for a person facing serious criminal charges to be granted refugee status; if so, why?

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