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Questions For Oral Answer - 14 November 2006

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Tuesday, 14 November 2006
Questions to Ministers

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Are cancer patients getting appropriate timely access to radiotherapy treatment; if not, why not?

2. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Broadcasting: What is the Government doing to support the future of public broadcasting in response to the challenge of digital technology?

3. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement to the House on Tuesday, 12 September 2006 that he has reviewed the immigration matters covered in the Ingram report?

4. R DOUG WOOLERTON to the Minister of Finance: Was any forecasting done on the impact of the Overseas Investment Act 2005 prior to its passage; if so, how does the value of businesses, assets and property bought by overseas companies or individuals in the past year compare with that which was forecast?

5. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does he stand by his statement that his ministry has a zero tolerance policy for fraud?

6. TARIANA TURIA to the Attorney-General: Will the Government commit to establishing a settlement process to respond to claims being made by former patients of Porirua and other psychiatric hospitals, along the lines of the inquiry headed by Sir Rodney Gallen into abuses at Lake Alice Hospital; if not, why not?

7. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Education: What are the minimum requirements for an activity to qualify for unit standard credits in NCEA?

8. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister for Disability Issues: What reports, if any, has she received recently of progress on the New Zealand Disability Strategy?

9. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Was the “Closing the Gaps” policy successful?

10. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for the Rugby World Cup: At which Cabinet meeting was the option to build a stadium on Auckland’s waterfront first proposed, and whose idea was it?

11. KATE WILKINSON to the Minister for Courts: Does he agree that an accused has the right to be tried without undue delay; if not, why not?

12. MARYAN STREET to the Minister of Commerce: What measures is she taking to streamline business law?

13. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister for Transport Safety: Is he concerned that last year drivers aged 15 to 24 were involved in 142 fatal road accidents, in which they were at fault 83 percent of the time, and that the social cost of crashes in which drivers in this age group were at fault totalled roughly $1 billion; if so, what is he going to do about it?

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