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Questions for Oral Answer - 22 February 2006

Questions for Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 22 February 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Transport; if so, why?

2. Hon MARIAN HOBBS to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received about high achievement by New Zealand school students?

3. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Transport: What action does he intend to take to correct the funding shortfall and ensure that there are no delays of commencement dates for any major roading projects?

4. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Revenue: Is he satisfied that his working relationship with the Minister of Finance regarding tax policy is an open and constructive one?

5. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Are the police to proceed with plans to destroy more than 800 Remington bolt-action rifles; if so, why?

6. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What action does he intend to take in response to the Auditor-General's report to the Local Government and Environment Committee that the Public Finance Act 1989 was breached last year for not including the then $309,843,000 Kyoto liability in the supplementary estimates?

7. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Police: How much did the police contribute to the budget of the international firearms safety seminar currently taking place in Christchurch, and what other support did they provide?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: When he said that the quality of care at Focus 2000 Ltd was "no better or worse than the quality of care anywhere else around the country.", did he have confidence in the auditing systems used to assess disability services, and does he still have confidence in those systems?

9. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: What recent reports, if any, has she received on minimum wage levels?

10. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he believe his ability to perform his duties as Minister for Social Development and Employment could be impaired, in light of allegations made against him in Investigate magazine; if not, why not?

11. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Conservation: What assistance is the Government providing to ensure Stewart Island infrastructure is able to meet the tourism demands expected following the establishment of the Rakiura National Park?

12. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Prime Minister: Has she been advised of reports that her Minister of Foreign Affairs is intent on building a better relationship between New Zealand and the United States; if so, does that represent the foreign policy of her Government?


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