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Questions for Oral Answer - 28 February 2006

Questions for Oral Answer As At Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What complaints, if any, has he been advised of that could seriously impact on his ability to carry out his job as Minister of Social Development and Employment?

2. Hon BRIAN DONNELLY to the Minister of Education: On what basis was the list of students drawn up whose New Zealand birth certificates, certificates of citizenship, or passports were required during last year's roll audit of Kamo Intermediate School in Whangarei?

3. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers; if so, why?

4. SHANE JONES to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the KiwiSaver scheme?

5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Does he agree with the statement of the previous Associate Minister of Education to the House on 12 May 2005, "I have not been guilty of, or involved in, any inappropriate behaviour in my 24 years as a secondary school teacher. As well, I am not aware of any complaint of any kind."; if not, why not?

6. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Police: What reports has she received on burglaries in New Zealand?

7. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Has the Ministry of Education investigated allegations that a Canterbury school's property consultant has taken kickbacks from contractors in exchange for ensuring they receive school contracts; if not, why not?

8. JUDY TURNER to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): What is her role in the Cabinet Committee on Government Expenditure and Administration's review of Child, Youth and Family?

9. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement yesterday that he will be taking a clear line with State sector CEOs on labour costs, and will he be stressing this objective to his colleague, the Associate Minister of Finance, as he oversees the forthcoming State sector spending reviews?

10. MARYAN STREET to the Minister of Health: Has he received any reports on how New Zealand's work to prepare for an influenza pandemic compares internationally?

11. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Is he satisfied that his department is fulfilling the purpose of the corrections system, which is to "improve public safety and contribute to the maintenance of a just society"; if so, why?

12. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Transport: Is he satisfied with Transit New Zealand's 10-year State Highway Forecast process for planning State highways; if so, why?


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