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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 Nov 2006


Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 November 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister for the Rugby World Cup: Is the Government prepared, in the words of constitutional law expert Dr Bill Hodge, to damage “the constitutional fabric of New Zealand” by ramming through a waterfront stadium requiring legislation that “would override almost every law it came across, including the Local Government Act and the Public Finance Act, as well as the Treaty of Waitangi”; if so, why?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement to the House on 7 November 2006 that “I have formed no view whatsoever” about whether the Stadium New Zealand proposal should be preferred ahead of the rebuilding of Eden Park?

3. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Defence: What progress is being made on the revitalisation of the Navy under Project Protector?

4. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What reports, if any, has he received on an alleged $16 million case of fraud at the Otago District Health Board, and what do these reports say?

5. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Police: What progress has been made on modernising the legislative environment for the New Zealand Police?

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

7. Hon MARIAN HOBBS to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What reports has he received on New Zealand leadership in climate change policy?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What progress is the Government making towards the goal of carbon neutrality, as stated by the Prime Minister at the Labour Party Conference 2006?

9. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Why is he asking Housing New Zealand Corporation to engage a squad who will “look into allegations of subletting” and set up “a central file listing all details of those found subletting their homes”, and why has such action not been taken until now?

10. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What steps has the Government taken to implement the recommendations of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Inquiry into New Zealand’s Relationship with the Kingdom of Tonga, presented in August 2005?

11. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister for the Environment: What, if anything, will he do to give effect to the Prime Minister’s statement at the Labour Party annual conference that “We can now move to … minimise, if not eliminate, waste to landfills.”?


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