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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 9 June 2005

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 9 June 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Health: How much pain and discomfort does someone have to be suffering in order to get treatment within one year in New Zealand?

2. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Has he sought an assurance from the Chinese Ambassador that there is no Chinese spy network operating in New Zealand, in light of claims that China has 1,000 spies operating in Australia; if so, was such an assurance forthcoming?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: What payments have been made to Te Wananga o Aotearoa under the terms of the Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiated between Te Wananga o Aotearoa and the Crown, and on what conditions have these payments been made?

4. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What is his reaction to this morning's announcement by the Governor of the Reserve Bank?

5. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Finance: Did he personally apologise to the chief executive of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for the behaviour of Transit Board member Mike Williams at a meeting between Ministers and Auckland business organisations; if so, why?

6. DAIL JONES to the Coordinating Minister, Race Relations: What has been the total cost across all Government agencies in the last financial year of providing internal or contracted Treaty of Waitangi-related courses and education material on the Treaty of Waitangi?

7. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: Has he received any reports about the amount of "carbon sink" credits New Zealand will have in the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol; if so, do those reports contain different predictions than any previous reports?

8. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Education: What reports, if any, has he received on possible changes to the way schools are funded?

9. TARIANA TURIA to the Minister for the Environment: What consultation, if any, occurred with Maori regarding the position that New Zealand took at the recent bio-safety meetings in Montreal to consider the Convention on Biological Diversity?

10. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Labour: What changes have been made to New Zealand's employment law framework, and what has been the impact?

11. KEITH LOCKE to the Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Does New Zealand have a timetable to meet the United Nations target of 0.7 percent of gross national income spent on foreign aid by 2015; if not, why not?

12. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any overseas expert reports on the Government's KiwiSaver scheme?

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