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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Health?

2. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Conservation: Can she confirm that only 0.3 percent of New Zealand’s marine environment is protected in marine reserves, compared to 32 percent of our total land area currently protected for conservation purposes; if so, does she think this is sufficient to allow for the protection and recovery of marine biodiversity and ecosystems?

3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: What rules or principles govern the tendering process of multi-million dollar contracts by district health boards, and does he believe these were followed by the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board in relation to its community services proposal?

4. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Energy: What reports has he received in relation to projected energy supply for the coming winter period?

5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Does he still stand by his statement “If, as some have suggested, New Zealanders are fleeing as tax exiles to Australia, one can only conclude that those individuals are functionally innumerate, and we are probably better off without them.”; if not, why not?

6. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Does he have confidence in the inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest at the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, and why?

7. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Trade: Has he received any reports on New Zealand’s overseas trade performance?

8. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Does he stand by his statement made to the National Power Conference that “There is a degree of wishful thinking and exaggeration around how close clean-coal technology really is.”; if so, why?

9. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How many New Zealand families are benefiting from Working for Families?

10. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Police: Is she satisfied with the response of police to the threat posed by Graeme Burton before 6 January 2007; if not, why not?

11. DAIL JONES to the Minister of Education: What action, if any, is he taking to improve resources and on-the-job training for trainee teachers following the release of a Ministry of Education review that found a “significant minority” of teachers gaining full registration fell short of the required standard?

12. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Is she satisfied with the Ministry of Social Development’s system for awarding contracts?


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