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Questions for Oral Answer - 14 February 2008

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Has he received a report on yesterday’s National Winter Group meeting led by Transpower; if so, what did the report conclude on electricity supply security in New Zealand for this coming winter?

2. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Education: What action is the Government taking to ensure all young people achieve their potential through education?

3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Why are New Zealand public hospitals “unacceptably unsafe”?

4. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Which conclusions in draft chapter 13 of the State of the Environment report was he referring to when he reportedly said on Monday that the chapter had been scrapped because it made a series of conclusions that were not strictly supported by the facts?

5. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Can he confirm that when the Climate Change Minister said in 2002 that “New Zealand will be a net seller of credits, with a positive balance of about 11 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent a year. At a world price of say $20 a tonne, that would be $220 million a year, net, into the economy.”, the Government was expecting a $1.1 billion surplus over the five years to 2012 from the Kyoto Protocol?

6. PITA PARAONE to the Minister of Māori Affairs: What progress can he report on increasing the capacity and capability of Māori wardens since Budget 2007?

7. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: When does he expect to receive the Ministry of Health report into potential conflicts of interest by members of the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, which was commissioned in July 2007?

8. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How will the new sustainable funding model for community groups help to support New Zealand families?

9. ANNE TOLLEY to the Minister of Education: How many secondary school aged children under 16 are not enrolled in a school?

10. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Is her definition of “affordable housing” the same as that which appears in the general policy statement of the Affordable Housing: Enabling Territorial Authorities Bill that refers to “housing affordable to low and moderate income earners”?

11. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Housing: What recent reports has she received regarding the Hobsonville development?

12. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Statistics: How many permanent and long-term departures to Australia were there for the year ended December 2007?


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