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Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 22 June 2006

Questions for Oral Answer As At Thursday, 22 June 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Finance: What steps, if any, will he take to reduce the current account deficit, and, in particular, what steps will he take to reduce the impact of rising oil prices on the current account deficit?

2. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What advice has he received on the Ministry of Education's expectation that it will need to assist as many as 15 financially troubled institutions in the coming financial year and to introduce formal interventions at up to five?

3. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What proposals, if any, has he received about changes to the provision of social housing in New Zealand?

4. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he support the exemption from microchipping for farm dogs?

5. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: How much of NZAID's bilateral support to Indonesia is prioritised for strengthening governance, including law and justice, and accountability?

6. JUDITH COLLINS to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Does she stand by her statement to the House on Tuesday, in relation to the review on infant homicide, "It was always intended to be an internal report, as was outlined in the press statement issued by the acting chief social worker"; if not, why not?

7. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister for Transport Safety: What changes are being made to the driver licensing regime for older drivers?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Which district health boards, if any, have indicated they will be unable to comply with the Government's elective service policy requirements by 30 June 2006?

9. SUE MORONEY to the Minister for Economic Development: What steps is the Government taking to attract a greater number of major international events to New Zealand?

10. JOHN CARTER to the Associate Minister of Local Government: What publicity has she, or the Department of Internal Affairs, run explaining the microchipping of working dogs to farmers?

11. TARIANA TURIA to the Minister for Land Information: What processes will be taken into account to recognise the status, use, or significance of land acquired under the Public Works Act 1981, with particular reference to the Paraparaumu Airport which was originally taken during World War Two?

12. Hon MAURICE WILLIAMSON to the Minister of Transport: Is the letter sent by Land Transport New Zealand to retailers last week, informing them they could no longer claim excise rebates for LPG sold for non-automotive purposes, evidence the Government is planning to introduce a new "barbecue" tax?


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