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Questions for Oral Answer - 2 August 2006

Questions for Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 2 August 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Is she satisfied that all Ministers referred to in the Ingram Report acted with propriety at all times; if not, why not?

2. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Transport: What significant announcement has she made recently which contributes to both road safety and infrastructure development?

3. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: When was the Taito Phillip Field-sponsored application for permanent residence for Mr Chaikhunpol, an illegal overstayer for more than five years, received by his department, and when was the decision made to grant Mr Chaikhunpol a residence permit?

4. Hon BRIAN DONNELLY to the Minister of Education: Has any State funding been provided to Church College in Hamilton for its students, with the exception of specific pupil funding such as Ongoing and Reviewable Resourcing Schemes; if so, what was the fiscal impact of the funding received?

5. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Can he confirm that from 1 January 2003 to 30 September 2005, Taito Phillip Field made 438 representations to the Associate Minister of Immigration, not 261 as he claimed in his letter dated 31 July 2006?

6. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has he received on the uptake of Working for Families tax relief?

7. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Does he have confidence in his department; if so, why?

8. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister for Senior Citizens: What progress is the Government making in encouraging participation in the workforce among senior citizens as outlined in Goal 9 of the Positive Ageing Strategy?

9. KATE WILKINSON to the Minister of Justice: Does he stand by the Taskforce for Action on Violence within Families report which claims that "Access to protection orders by victims will be enhanced"; if so, why?

10. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister with responsibility for Auckland Issues: Is she aware of any risks created by the Local Government Act 2002 to Auckland's waterworks, given her reply to supplementary questions on 15 June 2006; if so, what action has she taken to address those risks?

11. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Is he concerned that damage to State houses has increased 40 percent from $15 million in the 2004/05 financial year to $21 million last financial year?

12. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Women's Affairs: What reports, if any, has she received supporting gender equity?

Questions to Members

1. JOHN KEY to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: How many submissions, if any, has the Finance and Expenditure Committee received on the Taxation (Annual Rates, Savings Investment, and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill?

2. Dr RICHARD WORTH to the Chairperson of the Justice and Electoral Committee: On what authority did she cancel the meeting of the committee on 2 August 2006 when the only item of business related to the inquiry of the committee into the 2005 General Election?

3. PHIL HEATLEY to the Maryan Street (Member in charge of the Residential Tenancies (Damage Insurance) Amendment Bill: What advice, if any, did she receive from the Insurance Council of New Zealand and the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand before introducing the Residential Tenancies (Damage Insurance) Amendment Bill?


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