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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 16 April 08

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement made yesterday that “there are families who are squeezed”; if so, when did that fact come to her Government’s attention?

2. SU'A WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received on literacy improvements in our schools?

3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Has she attended any meetings in the past week at which issues related to the Electoral Finance Act 2007 were discussed; if so, did she make any contributions to those meetings?

4. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister of Health: Why has the Government ended the Meningococcal B mass immunisation campaign?

5. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Justice: What is she doing about a rate of increase in violent crime that now places violent crime at the highest level ever in this country’s history?

6. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with his predecessor Hon Marian Hobbs’ response to the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification in which she said the Government accepted “the broad outline of the Royal Commission’s strategy of preserving opportunities while proceeding with caution”?

7. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Is she confident that all moneys paid by the Ministry of Social Development to non-government organisations in the 2006/07 financial year were used appropriately; if not, why not?

8. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What are the water and geothermal resources that are referred to in the Deed of Settlement signed with the Central North Island Forests Iwi Collective?

9. PETER BROWN to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Which transport operators, if any, will be exempt from carbon charges under the Government’s proposed Emissions Trading Scheme?

10. PANSY WONG to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement that New Zealand’s immigration system is tough and the policy is “we choose them, they don’t choose us”?

11. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on the number of New Zealanders receiving an unemployment benefit?

12. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: Is she satisfied with the Charities Commission’s process to register a charity; if so, why?


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