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Questions for Oral Answer - 18 December 2007

Questions for Oral Answer

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Questions to Ministers

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she still stand by her statement, when asked how she expects well-intentioned, honest, ordinary New Zealanders to understand the Electoral Finance Bill, that “One expects people to read it carefully and to consult lawyers”?

2. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Can he assure the House that a decision on the future of Wellington’s paediatric oncology service will be reached today and that the matter will not be subject to further time-wasting reviews?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it the Government’s policy that any person who knowingly spends more than $120,000 in an election year encouraging people not to vote for the Government should be liable for imprisonment of up to two years and a fine of up to $100,000?

4. DAVE HEREORA to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What recent progress has been made on Treaty of Waitangi settlements?

5. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Justice: When will the State Services Commission publicly release its investigation into the engagement of Clare Curran by the Ministry for the Environment?

6. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What recent reports has he received on tertiary education funding?

7. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Does he have confidence in his department; if so, why?

8. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What was the “direct ministerial intervention” that the then chair of the Capital and Coast District Health Board sought to ensure did not arise again, as referred to in her letter to the Minister of 14 June 2007?

9. PAULA BENNETT to the Minister of Education: How many early childhood education centres have opened this year?

10. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received regarding the Government’s Campaign for Action on Family Violence?

11. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: How does the expected level of greenhouse gas emissions, including from deforestation, for this year compare with net emissions in 1999 when Labour took office and the Kyoto base year of 1990?

12. HEATHER ROY to the Minister of Health: On what date did he first learn of any of the deaths of the three Hawke’s Bay District Health Board patients who died in Hawke’s Bay Hospital while on Wellington Hospital’s waiting list for heart surgery, as reported on the front page of the Hawke’s Bay Today newspaper on 8 December 2007, and what action, if any, did he take?


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