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Questions for Oral Answer - 21 February 2006

Questions for Oral Answer - As At Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Finance: Does he believe that, as 82 percent shareholder of Air New Zealand, he should have been more proactive in finding a solution that would keep Air New Zealand's engineering work in New Zealand?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: When she declined to meet the Controller and Auditor-General to discuss his report into Government and parliamentary publicity and advertising, was she aware of plans to spend over $440,000 of taxpayers' money on the Labour party campaign pledge card?

3. MARYAN STREET to the Minister of Energy: Has he received any recent reports on Project Aqua?

4. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Does he agree with the statement contained in the 2004/05 Department of Corrections Annual Report that the "purpose of the corrections system is to improve public safety"; if so, is he satisfied that his department is fulfilling this purpose?

5. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What Work and Income protocols exist to support people representing New Zealand, internationally, while absent from New Zealand?

6. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Broadcasting: When did the chairperson of the Board of Television New Zealand advise him of the Board's decision to strip former chief executive, Ian Fraser, of his remaining duties, and what form did that advice take, given his statement to the House last week "The chairperson simply advised me that it had been done."?

7. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister of Immigration: What recent reports has he received regarding the contribution of immigration to New Zealand labour market conditions?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What did he mean when on Friday morning he said, "officials are now of the view that the quality of care at Focus is no better or worse than the quality of care anywhere else around the country.", and is he satisfied with that quality of care provided by Focus?

9. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Defence: What progress has been made on acquiring a new multi-role vessel for the Navy?

10. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How many speeches has he delivered in his capacity as Minister of Social Development and Employment?

11. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Finance: Is he satisfied that the Overseas Investment Commission considers and protects New Zealand's national interest when deciding on the fate of sales of strategic infrastructure, such as the Port of Lyttelton?

12. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: What proportion of parents are able to choose the school their child attends?

Questions to Members

1. RODNEY HIDE to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: Does he have copies of my letter to him as chairman relating to the committee's inquiry into Television New Zealand; if not, who has the copies that he referred to last week?

ENDS

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