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Questions for Oral Answer - 6 April 2006

Questions for Oral Answer - As At Thursday, 6 April 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Has she, the Prime Minister's Office or the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet received any written advice, briefing or opinion from the Companies Office or the Ministry of Economic Development in relation to the investigation into legal declarations by David Parker; if so, what were the dates and titles of all such communications?

2. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Transport: What advances in the UK-New Zealand Air Services Agreement have been made to allow Air New Zealand to secure a second daily service to London?

3. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Energy: Does he stand by the statement from the Government on 14 March that "I can assure you - no rolling blackouts this winter."; if not, why not?

4. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received about the 2005 NCEA exams?

5. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: Is he still committed to making progress on a single economic market with Australia?

6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: What reports, if any, has he received regarding yesterday's release of the Immigration Act Review Discussion Paper?

7. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Veterans' Affairs: Does he stand by his statement that "This Government encouraged submissions to the Health Committee, and agreed to the joint working-group comprising representatives of the Ex-Vietnam Services Association, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association, and officials from the office of the Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs New Zealand to address the concerns."; if so, why?

8. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for Disability Issues: What action is the Government taking to reduce barriers to information and services currently faced by deaf New Zealanders?

9. PANSY WONG to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Does he stand by his statement that "We have already made significant progress in improving quality and increasing participation in the tertiary education sector." in regard to senior citizens; if so, why?

10. KEITH LOCKE to the Prime Minister: What human rights issues, if any, has the Government raised with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during his visit to New Zealand?

11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: Will he confirm that he has now committed to a full-scale inquiry into shortcomings of care within the disability sector, or will his inquiry be confined only to shortcomings of care from the disability provider Focus 2000?

12. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister of Health: Does he have confidence that ambulance services in provincial areas are appropriately resourced to ensure community safety; if not, why not?


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