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Questions for Oral Answer - 29 August 2006

Questions for Oral Answer

Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she continue to have confidence in the report of Dr Noel Ingram QC into matters related to Taito Phillip Field in light of revelations by The New Zealand Herald on Saturday, 26 August and the TV1 Sunday programme on 27 August; if so, why?

2. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Has she received any reports on the development of New Zealand’s port infrastructure; if so, what action, if any, does she intend to take in response to these reports?

3. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: How many of the 262 special directions made by the Associate Minister between January 2003 and October 2005 in response to submissions by Taito Phillip Field have been checked to ensure that no errors of fact or misleading information led to inappropriate decisions by the Associate Minister?

4. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Finance: What reports, if any, has he received on the reaction to the changes to the KiwiSaver scheme he announced last week?

5. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: For what categories of immigrants, if any, is evidence of age required when applying for a visa or permit?

6. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for Crown Research Institutes: What has been the cost to the taxpayer to date, of the preparation for sale of the old dental school at 17 Kelly Street, Mt Eden, including remediation work, and what is the expected total cost of the work required for the sale to be completed?

7. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Justice: What are the specific details of the work being undertaken by the Ministry of Justice in relation to validating unlawful spending of parliamentary funds on election campaign advertising?

8. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Trade: Will New Zealand support the proposal by Japan to establish a comprehensive economic partnership in East Asia consisting of those countries which are members of the East Asian Summit?

9. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Did Department of Corrections staff, or its contractors, follow correct procedure in transporting Liam Ashley from court to prison, in light of the Prime Minister’s comment that “Procedures will have to be looked at.”?

10. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Transport: What decisions have been taken to give the land transport sector even greater certainty?

11. KATE WILKINSON to the Minister for Courts: Does he have confidence that the current court system is delivering speedy and inexpensive access to justice; if so, why?

12. MARYAN STREET to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made in supporting general practices that charge very low fees?


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