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Questions for Oral Answer, 16 November 2005

Questions for Oral Answer, 16 November 2005

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Was he briefed before the Acting Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Karen Sewell, stated that, "We will be monitoring results so that very early on in the process we can identify any that differ from what we expect. ... In some cases the guidelines we give to markers may need to be adjusted.", and does this process differ from that used to mark NCEA exams last year?

2. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Will the goals of the New Zealand Packaging Accord 2004 and the New Zealand Waste Strategy be compromised by any moves to stop supplying milk in refillable glass bottles, as proposed by Meadow Fresh in the South Island?

3. Hon GEORGINA TE HEUHEU to the Minister of Broadcasting: What "other assignments" will Ian Fraser be required to perform in return for remaining on the Television New Zealand payroll for six months, receiving $300,000 and another $120,000 in superannuation subsidy, despite his resignation from the role of chief executive?

4. SUE MORONEY to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Has he received any reports on increased participation by Maori and Pasifika in tertiary education?

5. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he have full confidence in the foreign policies of this Government?

6. MARYAN STREET to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made on protecting young New Zealanders from the Meningococcal B disease?

7. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement that "You and I expect police to come straight away to us but there are some things with lower priority."; if so, which crimes does she consider to be of lower priority for police investigation?

8. Hon BRIAN DONNELLY to the Minister of Education: How many additional Resource Teachers Learning and Behaviour, if any, have been allocated across the country, and at what cost?

9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of State Services: What specific concerns, if any, does she have regarding terms and conditions of employment for chief executives in the State sector?

10. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Immigration: What steps is the Government taking to encourage skilled expatriate New Zealanders back to New Zealand?

11. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: How many representations from members of Parliament has the Minister, or his associates, received in the past 12 months, and of these how many have been successful?

12. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Internal Affairs: If the electronic chip in a new e-passport costs only $22.00, what exactly will the extra $57.00 of the increase in cost of a new e-passport be spent on?

ENDS

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