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Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 2 August 2005

Questions for Oral Answer - As At Tuesday, 2 August 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: For any Prime Ministerial motorcade, who makes the decision about the speed at which the motorcade travels, and what responsibility does the Prime Minister have for that decision?

2. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Education: Does he agree with recent reports which suggest that the interest-free student loans policy announced last week will cost significantly more than the $300 million per annum currently estimated; if not, what assumptions has he used to reach that conclusion?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister in charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service: Is she aware of any terrorist groups operating within New Zealand?

4. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that the student loan policy she announced on 26 July had been properly costed and was affordable; if not, why not?

5. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What reports, if any, has he received on changing New Zealand's nuclear-free policy?

6. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: Was any advice sought by him from Treasury on the student loan policy announced on 26 July; if so, will he release that advice?

7. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Associate Minister for the Environment: Does the Resource Management and Electricity Legislation Amendment Bill create a "backdoor for pet projects"; if not, why not?

8. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What reports, if any, has she received on recent developments in the health sector?

9. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by the statement he made earlier this year that major changes in student loan policies were only likely to happen, "if the country struck oil, and we were guaranteed economic security for the next 50 years"; if not, why not?

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

11. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: Does he stand by the reported statement of then Minister in Charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Hon Margaret Wilson, in 2002, that National's policy of putting a time limit on Treaty of Waitangi claims was out of touch and ignored the complexity of the Treaty settlement process; if not, why not?

12. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What initiatives, if any, have been put in place


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