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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon PAUL SWAIN to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government’s policy on the sale or retention of State-owned enterprises?

2. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that “Our job in government has been to stop New Zealand running the race to the bottom, and to aim for the top”?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Justice: Does she agree with the reported statement that gangs are becoming a part of the solution to youth violence; if so, why?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that political parties may electioneer with advertising material produced by Government departments; if so, why?

5. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Conservation: Does the Department of Conservation plan to submit on the resource consent applications for Meridian Energy Limited’s Mokihinui Hydro Proposal; if so, will the department be advocating for the protection of the river?

6. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: How confident is he that New Zealand will get through the coming winter without electricity shortages?

7. Dr PITA SHARPLES to the Minister of Fisheries: What did he mean in the reported comments made on Waatea News that chartered vessels hired by Māori plunder the fish until there’s none left; and what penalties will be imposed on these people for plundering the fish stocks?

8. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that if a political party uses advertising material produced by Government departments it should count towards their spending cap under the Electoral Finance Act 2007; if not, why not?

9. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: What action has the Government taken to support science and innovation in New Zealand?

10. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: How many patients may have their specialist appointments or elective surgery disrupted if the junior doctors’ strike goes ahead next week?

11. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received on support for New Zealand’s public education system?

12. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Does he have confidence in the New Zealand Immigration Service?


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