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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 December 07

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Questions to Ministers

1. R DOUG WOOLERTON to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by the statement made on his behalf, with respect to the future capital structure of Fonterra, that the Government’s primary concern includes ensuring that New Zealand retains majority ownership?

2. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that the Electoral Finance Bill went through “full Cabinet processes”; if so, why?

3. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any recent reports on the Government’s fiscal policy stance?

4. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all her Ministers?

5. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for the Rugby World Cup: How much is the upgrade of Eden Park expected to cost taxpayers, and how many seats does he expect to be available for New Zealanders for the 2011 World Cup Final?

6. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement that in her view the term “capacity as a member of Parliament” in the Electoral Finance Bill “excludes statements of policy made outside the House that are intended to be enacted by a future Parliament.”; if so, why?

7. JILL PETTIS to the Minister for Disability Issues: What has been the international response to the Government’s disability issues policy?

8. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of State Services: What new initiatives have been undertaken by the State Services Commission since he became Minister?

9. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister of Conservation: What reports, if any, has she received about the Government’s work to protect New Zealand’s wildlife?

10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister for the Environment: Can he assure the House that all employment and contracting decisions made by the Ministry for the Environment have been made according to Ministry guidelines; if not, why not?

11. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Associate Minister of Transport: What steps is the Government taking to reduce the impact to New Zealanders’ health caused by harmful emissions?

12. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his reported comments, regarding the $100 “bribe” for Wellington mothers to leave hospital within hours of giving birth, that this was “one organisation’s response to a staff shortage and was not Government policy.”; if so, is he confident that the safety of mothers and children is a priority throughout the New Zealand public health system?


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