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Questions For Oral Answer - 6 September 2006

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 6 September 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: How many stabbing and slashing assaults have been committed on police officers in each year since 1999?

2. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Speech from the Throne in 1999 that her Government would “restore public confidence in the political integrity of Parliament and the electoral process”?

3. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for ACC: Has she received any reports regarding potential changes to New Zealand’s ACC system?

4. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Which specific offices, teams or sections of the New Zealand Immigration Service or the wider Department of Labour was he referring to yesterday when he told the House that information regarding the involvement of Thai nationals with Taito Phillip Field was passed on “through to the operational arms of the department.”?

5. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Local Government: What progress has he made on establishing the “independent inquiry into issues around local government rates funding” that he announced on 23 August?

6. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: How many patients so far this calendar year have been returned to their general practitioners for ongoing care from first specialist assessment waiting lists and hospital booking system waiting lists, and how many more patients does he expect to be removed from these waiting lists before 30 September 2006?

7. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: What is the Government doing to ensure New Zealand universities and research institutes have access to world-class infrastructure?

8. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Why did Housing New Zealand Corporation dispose of 420 houses, including 149 by sale, in the 2002/2003 financial year, 563 in 2003/2004 and 510 in 2004/2005 and what is the Government’s policy on the sale and disposal of State houses?

9. Hon MARIAN HOBBS to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control: What steps will New Zealand take to press for the legal regulation of cluster bombs in light of the experience in Lebanon?

10. ANNE TOLLEY to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Does she stand by her reported statement last week that “police may have become overly cautious and are referring too many family violence cases to the service”?

11. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Customs: What reports has she received on the success of the Government’s investment in initiatives to reduce drug importations?

12. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Did he satisfy himself, when appointing directors of Te Ohu Kaimoana that they were independent of the Labour Party and the Labour Government; if not, why not?


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