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Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday 28 June 2006

Questions for Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 28 June 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Local Government: When do the Government's new measures to improve the rates rebate scheme for those on low incomes come into effect?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement to the House regarding the electricity transmission grid in New Zealand, "The transmission system needs an upgrade"; if not, why not?

3. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Immigration: Is his department addressing problems regarding immigration compliance within the maritime industry; if so, how?

4. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: Which Ministers and which Air New Zealand executives were present, for all or part of the time, at the dinner held at the Boulcott Street Bistro on 13 March 2006?

5. MARYAN STREET to the Minister of Health: What progress has the Government made in reinvesting in New Zealand hospitals?

6. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What types of courses are paid for out of the nearly $120 million referred to in his reply to written question number 2740 (2006)?

7. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for Food Safety: When she recommended to the Cabinet Business Committee that New Zealand opt out of the proposed Australia/New Zealand country of origin food labelling standard following a review, why did she indicate "that consultation is not required with the government caucuses or other parties represented in Parliament"?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What are the Government's priorities in health?

9. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How is the Government assisting superannuitants who have a spouse in long-term residential care?

10. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Commerce: Does she stand by her statement regarding the Government's review of regulations announced following the 2006 Budget that, "Nothing of this magnitude has been attempted before"?

11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Health: What resourcing, if any, has been made available from Vote Health to former sawmill workers in Whakatane who have raised concerns about the numbers of deaths and ill-health resulting from chemical poisoning?

12. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Does he have confidence in the Chairman of Housing New Zealand Corporation; if so, why?


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