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Questions For Oral Answer - 19 October 2006

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 October 2006

Questions To Ministers

1. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Labour: What, if anything, is being done by the Department of Labour to ensure we have a pathology workforce that is able to meet our needs?

2. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Finance: What was the amount of tax revenue raised by the Government in 1999/2000 and in 2005/2006?

3. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Health: What initiatives has the Government implemented to ensure all New Zealanders have access to affordable primary health care?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his statement, in relation to the 2005 NCEA results, that “Standards are set each year, and the standards this year were set in a way that people regard is fine, and the variation is fine.”?

5. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Justice: Does he agree with Law Commission President Sir Geoffrey Palmer that in a free society like New Zealand, which respects the democratic value of free speech, people should not be able to be punished for defaming the Government; if so, will he act to implement the recommendation of the Law Commission “that the seditious offences set out in sections 81 to 85 of the Crimes Act 1961 be abolished.”?

6. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: When he told the House on 24 August 2006 that “That Ingram report makes clear that Mr Field may have committed some errors of judgment”, was he referring to Mr Field’s failure to advise the Associate Minister of Immigration of all relevant information, or were there other matters he was referring to?

7. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the Government’s progress at moving New Zealanders off benefits and into work?

8. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Minister for Land Information: Does he have confidence in Land Information New Zealand; if not, why not?

9. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Immigration: Has he received any public comment on the recently-announced policies for foreign fishing crews?

10. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Associate Minister of Health: Is he satisfied with the Ministry of Health’s contracting and monitoring of problem gambling service providers; if not, why not?

11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What were the 13 occasions between 1997 to 2003 on which New Zealand has consulted “interested Māori and others” on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, and what are the names of the groups and individuals that were consulted on those 13 occasions?

12. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister for Food Safety: Does she intend to sign up New Zealand to the Food Standards Australia and New Zealand plan, to add folic acid to bread, at the Australia New Zealand Food Regulation Council this month; if so, why?


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