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Questions for Oral Answer: Thursday, 15 June

Questions for Oral Answer

As At Thursday, 15 june 2006
Questions to Ministers

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What reports, if any, has he received on the implications of Government policy for patients needing elective surgery?

2. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What is the Government doing to help New Zealanders buy their first home?

3. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Police: Does the consolidated list of designated terrorist entities maintained by the New Zealand Police contain all of the terrorist entities listed in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's consolidated list as asserted by Assistant Commissioner Jon White yesterday; if not, how many more entities are listed by Australia but not by New Zealand?

4. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Does he believe that the New Zealand Nurses Organisation multi-employer collective agreement has had an impact on those providing aged residential care; if so, will he be ensuring district health boards are cognisant of this when quantifying the impact with the aged residential care sector?

5. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "We cannot afford large wage and salary increases across the board."; if so, what level of wage and salary increases does he consider would be affordable?

6. DIANNE YATES to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control: What is the Government's response, if any, to the Million Faces petition delivered to him today by Amnesty International, Oxfam and International Action Network on Small Arms, which calls for New Zealand support for a draft Arms Trade Treaty?

7. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Energy: Did the report to the Cabinet Policy Committee yesterday identify why power to 700,000 people could be disrupted for hours by the failure of a single earth wire, and when will this vulnerability be fixed?

8. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Transport: What initiatives are being taken aimed at further reducing the road toll?

9. MARK BLUMSKY to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Does he agree with the Prime Minister when she reportedly said that the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary was the sort of project that the Significant Community Based Projects Fund aimed to help; if not, why not?

10. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister with responsibility for Auckland Issues: What responsibility does she accept, if any, for Monday's power blackout in Auckland, and what steps is she taking to ensure it doesn't happen again?

11. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Is he the Minister responsible for the Maori Purposes Bill introduced on Tuesday 13 June?

12. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY to the Minister for Economic Development: What steps is the Government taking to support the development of the New Zealand biotechnology industry?


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