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Questions for Oral Answer Wednesday, 14 June 2006

Questions for Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 14 June 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister for the Environment: What reports, if any, has he received on changes to the Resource Management Act 1991?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement yesterday that "improving transmission on the grid into Auckland is a very high priority for the Government"; if so, what specific actions are proposed by the report to the Cabinet Policy Committee which she told the House would be received today?

3. JUDY TURNER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he stand by his statement that he remains committed to providing grandparents raising grandchildren "with the sort of allowances provided to foster parents"; if so, what actions have been taken to achieve this?

4. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Energy: What Government policies, if any, have contributed to the electricity security of supply problems that saw Monday's blackout in Auckland and led Keith Turner in February 2005 to note that New Zealand's electricity grid is so overworked that some lines cannot be taken out of action for servicing and state that "That is unheard of in the Western developed world"?

5. DAVE HEREORA to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: Has the Government made any important advances in Treaty settlement negotiations recently?

6. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Police: Can she assure New Zealanders that the Security Intelligence Service and other law enforcement authorities have a robust process for identifying potential terrorists and denying them access to New Zealand; if not, why not?

7. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for ACC: Has she received any recent reports concerning New Zealand's no-fault ACC system?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What action will he take to avert the current industrial dispute in hospitals which is disrupting the lives of thousands of patients?

9. TARIANA TURIA to the Minister of Health: What percentage of the $34 million allocated to Plunket is dedicated to addressing Maori health, and how is this demonstrated in the contract between the Ministry of Health and Plunket?

10. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Which offshore immigration office granted Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali a student visa?

11. NANDOR TANCZOS to the Minister for the Environment: Does he support the five core policies of the New Zealand Waste Strategy, three of which are: a sound legislative basis for waste minimisation and management, adequate and accessible information, and efficient use of materials?

12. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Transport: Does she have confidence in the Board and the Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority in light of the comments by Chairman, Ron Tannock, that the CAA had not grounded Air Adventures because it had not stuck to its own "no-compliance, no-fly" rule; if not, why not?


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