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Questions For Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 22 June

Questions For Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 22 June 2005


1. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What has been the trend in Government spending as a proportion of GDP in the last six years?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement regarding the Kyoto Protocol, "There is good money to be made from the Kyoto processes, and I am confident that many New Zealand businesses will prosper as a result."; if so, why?

3. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Energy: What analysis, if any, has the Government done on the impact of rising oil prices on New Zealand?

4. Hon MATT ROBSON to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What reports has he received on the progress made in meeting agreed objectives following the provision of a Government grant to Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and what do these reports indicate?

5. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Labour: Was it the Government's intention when the Employment Relations Act 2000 was passed that collective agreement settlements such as that between the Public Service Association and the Ministry of Social Development that provides for a $1,200 one-off lump sum payment only for union members would be encouraged?

6. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What recent developments, if any, have occurred in relation to State housing?

7. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Does he consider that New Zealand has a dispute with Australia over its almost 85-year ban on the importation of New Zealand apples; if so, why did he not initiate formal dispute settlement procedures at the World Trade Organisation?

8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Do immigration officials take into consideration future marriage arrangements when deciding whether to approve entry to New Zealand, under any entry criteria?

9. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: What percentage of students who applied to the NZQA for a review of their interim 2004 NCEA results had their final results changed?

10. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Education: What reports, if any, has he received on possible changes to the Government policy of providing 20 hours' free early childhood education per week for three and four year olds?

11. HEATHER ROY to the Minister of Health: Is she satisfied with all aspects of the national immunisation register; if so, why?

12. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Corrections: Does he have confidence in the PILLARS Family Programme for prisoner reintegration following release; if so, why?

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