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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 Sep 2006

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 September 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Labour: What reports has she received on adjustments to the minimum wage?

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. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: Was it the Government’s intention that the water column and airspace in relation to the Te Arawa Lakes settlement should become Crown-owned; if so, is this the benchmark for all subsequent settlement legislation?

4. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement yesterday, regarding the taxation of overseas share portfolios, that “Some variant of a deemed rate-of-return method is likely to emerge out of the select committee process, and I am perfectly comfortable with that,”?

5. R DOUG WOOLERTON to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Has he received any reports regarding a New Zealander being held in a Polish prison?

6. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Does he have confidence in his department; if so, why?

7. HEATHER ROY to the Minister of Health: Has he been advised of the Central Region’s Technical Advisory Services’ Regional Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan of June 2006; if so, does he agree that the changes to mental health and addiction services indicated in the report will serve the mentally unwell in the Central Region better in 2016 than 2006?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on doctors, pharmacists, rest home operators and other health providers wrongly claiming public money, and what efforts are being made to recover this public money?

9. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Local Government: Is he concerned that the Greater Auckland Council proposal will undermine local body democracy in Auckland; if not, why not?

10. JACQUI DEAN to the Associate Minister of Health: Does he believe the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 is working effectively; if not, why not?

11. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Police: What progress has been made on police recruitment this year?

12. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Is he confident that Housing New Zealand Corporation’s current investment in housing is returning the most it can for potential residents in need?

ENDS

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