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Questions For Oral Answer - 26 October 2006

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 26 October 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to further improve the teaching of mathematics in New Zealand schools?

2. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Does he still rely on the Ingram report because it is an authoritative, comprehensive report written by a Queen’s Counsel, as he confirmed to the House on Wednesday 30 August 2006?

3. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: Does she share the concern expressed by Commissioner of Police Howard Broad regarding the increase in attacks of a serious nature on police, and what does she consider to be the reason for the increase in attacks on police?

4. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Has the New Zealand Immigration Service received an application for a work permit from Mr Sunan Siriwan and Ms Aumporn Phanngarm?

5. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What recent reports, if any, has he received on increasing support for the Government’s climate change policies?

6.GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: Does she still maintain that the Ingram report was “very comprehensive and thorough”; if not, why not?

7. TARIANA TURIA to the Minister of Health: What advice has the Minister received about the nature of the significant errors identified by independent forensic accountant John Leonard in the Ministry of Health’s Paritutu Dioxin Serum Study?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Conservation: Does he stand by his answers to questions in the House on 14 March 2006, in regard to the Whangamata marina, in which he stated “I followed due process” and “I followed the legal process under the Resource Management Act”?

9. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What is the Government doing to increase opportunities for young people to be engaged at a local government level?

10. Hon DAVID CARTER to the Minister for Land Information: Does he stand by his statement that “The government is committed to high country farming that is environmentally sustainable and economically viable”; if not, why not?

11. DIANNE YATES to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: What action is being taken in the lead-up to national Push Play Day on 3 November to get more New Zealanders physically active?

12. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Revenue: Can he confirm media reports which state that almost 400 dads, on salaries of $100,000 or more, owe $6.3 million in child support


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