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Questions For Oral Answer- Tuesday, 12 Dec 2006

Questions For Oral Answer- Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Has she received any reports relating to proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000?

2. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that New Zealand “could aim to be carbon neutral”, and does she think the Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy will help to achieve this aim?

3. RON MARK to the Minister of Police: How many assaults on police where a stabbing or cutting weapon was used have been committed in the years ending July 2005 and July 2006, and between July 2006 and today?

4.SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Has he tendered his resignation as Minister of Corrections over the death of Liam Ashley in Corrections’ custody; if not, why not?

5. SUE KEDGLEY to the Prime Minister: Does she agree that Australia and New Zealand should consider becoming one country, as proposed by the Australian House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs; if not, why not?

6. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: What specific changes, if any, does he expect to see following his release yesterday of a Draft New Zealand Energy Strategy outlining a draft action plan across six broad areas?

7. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What is the basis for the Crown being able to confirm that any overlapping claims in relation to any item of cultural redress for Te Arawa have been addressed to its satisfaction?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What are the goals of the Government’s Primary Health Care Strategy, and what mark out of ten would he give for progress on meeting those goals to date?

9. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What is the Government doing to support excellence in medicine and dentistry education and training?

10. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Prime Minister: Does she still maintain that the Ingram report was “very comprehensive and thorough”; if not, why not?

11. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made in improving the nutrition of New Zealand children?

12. MARK BLUMSKY to the Minister for Economic Development: Is he satisfied that by showcasing trade opportunities for New Zealand exporters in Hong Kong, China and the wider North Asia region, he is on target to meet his objective of increasing exports to the region by $25 million over three years now that one year has passed?


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