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Questions for Oral Answer - 13 June 2006

Questions for Oral Answer - As At Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Energy?

2. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What steps is he taking to ensure families have access to quality, affordable housing?

3. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Energy: Does he stand by his statement "I do recognise that it's my responsibility to ensure that ... the lights don't go out in New Zealand"?

4. SHANE JONES to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the likely impact of an ageing population on New Zealand's finances?

5. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Prime Minister: Has she designated any individuals or organisations as terrorist entities under section 20 of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002, apart from those designated under United Nations resolution 1267 (1999); if not, why not?

6. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Finance?

7. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for Food Safety: Does she have confidence in the recommendation in the draft assessment report by Food Standards Australia New Zealand to approve the sale and use of food derived from LY038 High Lysine Corn?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What is the latest estimate of how many patients will have their specialist appointment or operation disrupted as a result of strikes by radiation therapists and junior doctors and what will happen to these patients?

9. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister for Building Issues: What reports, if any, has he received on the review of the building code?

10. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is he confident that expanding the scope of SOEs will result in broader benefits to the economy when the Treasury, the Government's main policy adviser, says "the benefits of expansion are unlikely to be substantial", and CCMAU says "that new initiatives can, and should occur, within the existing operating framework for SOEs"?

11. PITA PARAONE to the Minister of Fisheries: Is he satisfied that the tribal fishing rights of Ngati Wai have been satisfactorily addressed in the process of creating a proposed marine reserve off Great Barrier Island?

12. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Prime Minister: When does she expect to receive the Ingram report on alleged conflicts of interest involving Taito Phillip Field, given that she originally set the deadline for 4 October last year, just nine working days after she first established the inquiry?

ENDS

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