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Questions for Oral Answer - 16 November 2006


Thursday, 16 November 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by his pre-election statement that “86,000 children will definitely get 20 free hours under Labour”?

2. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to ensure that the 2006 NCEA examination season delivers results that are fair and consistent for all students?

3. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: When did Housing New Zealand Corporation first learn that Rana Martin was allegedly subletting her State house in Christchurch?

4. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Health: What investment is the Government making in health services in Wanganui?

5. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Is it important that the Minister and the Associate Minister of Immigration have regard to all of the relevant factors when considering whether or not to exercise ministerial discretion?

6. RON MARK to the Minister of Corrections: When was the home detention scheme introduced in New Zealand, and what changes have been made to the scheme since its inception?

7. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: How many category C patients are being offered radiation treatment in Australia?

8. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports, if any, has he received on the Government’s progress at reducing the number of New Zealanders on the unemployment benefit?

9. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister with responsibility for Auckland Issues: Does she stand by her statement in the House on 15 June 2006 when she said that “This Government is extremely busy on working for Auckland”; if not, why not?

10. NANDOR TANCZOS to the Minister of Fisheries: Is he committed to protecting high seas sea-floor habitat from bottom trawling and taking every opportunity at the United Nations General Assembly meeting, starting tomorrow, to seek an international moratorium on bottom trawling; if not, why not?

11. ANNE TOLLEY to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment (CYF): Is she satisfied that Child, Youth and Family Services’ threshold for removing children from unsafe homes is adequate?

12. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Associate Minister of Health: What input, if any, will the Ministry of Health have into the proposed review of the restrictions on the supply and sale of liquor to under 18 year olds?


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