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Questions for Oral Answer - 29 March 2006

Questions for Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 29 March 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Did the New Zealand Qualifications Authority implement 2005 Scholarship competently?

2. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How is the Government's Working for Families package supporting hard-working kiwi families?

3. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: What is the highest annual income a family could earn after 1 April 2006 and still receive a payment under the Working for Families package?

4. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Agriculture: What proposals does the Government have to decrease the greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, given that they account for 49 percent of New Zealand's total greenhouse gas emissions?

5. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Is the North Island State household with the highest total net assessable income earning $1,895.71 a week and the South Island State household with the highest total net assessable income earning $1,391.80 a week as at 23 March 2006; if not, what are the highest incomes?

6. RON MARK to the Minister of Justice: Has he read the reported comments of Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft that there has been a surge in the most serious violent crime being committed by teenagers; if so, does he share this view?

7. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What action did Ministers take when they were first made aware of complaints surrounding Focus 2000 in 2002?

8. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Transport: Is he concerned that Auckland transport infrastructure won't cope with the demands put on it by the Rugby World Cup in 2011; if so, what special initiatives does he plan to implement?

9. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Immigration: What initiatives is the Government taking to strengthen New Zealand's border security?

10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: How does he define "historical claims" as referred to in the Government's 2005 election policy?

11. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What changes is the Government making to improve the lives of young New Zealanders?

12. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister for Biosecurity: Does Biosecurity New Zealand have a plan in place to combat the recently discovered invasive fungus threatening the Northland horticultural industry?

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