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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 10 April 08

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 10 April 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement to the House on Tuesday, regarding the Labour pamphlet We’re Making a Difference for Everyone, “Any of those pamphlets that have been distributed this year have to count against the Labour Party”; if not, why not?

2. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Transport: What progress has the Government made in terms of Auckland’s Western Ring Route since 1999?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement regarding the Government’s debt target that “debt has for a time fallen under that target”; if so, is that an indication that he intends to increase Government debt from its current level?

4. RODNEY HIDE to the Prime Minister: Does she agree with the view of the Hon Peter Dunne as reported in media today that the Rt Hon Winston Peters’ position as Minister of Foreign Affairs is untenable; if so, will she call for his resignation?

5. ANNE TOLLEY to the Minister of Education: Does he have confidence in the Ministry of Education; if so, why?

6. Hon STEVE MAHAREY to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on investment in research to improve outcomes for New Zealand’s children and families?

7. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Has he taken note of reports that the Commonwealth Press Union’s Media Freedom Committee is alarmed about the powers that the Director-General of Health would have under the Public Health Bill?

8. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Has he ordered the New Zealand Immigration Service to secure a passport for failed Iranian refugee seeker Baharei Moradi from the Iranian embassy or a visa from the Fijian embassy; if so, have any of these documents been obtained?

9. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that groups involved in the administration of political parties should be ineligible to register as third parties under the Electoral Finance Act 2007; if not, why not?

10. JILL PETTIS to the Minister of Customs: What recent initiatives has the New Zealand Customs Service taken to improve passenger processing and border agency efficiency at Auckland International Airport?

11. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Justice: Does she agree with the statement by the Minister of Police that “there have been increases in violence in New Zealand. I can also confirm that most of it is driven by reported domestic violence.”; if so, what responsibility should the justice system bear for this?

12. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Statistics: What is Statistics New Zealand doing to assist business?


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