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Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 14 May 2008


Questions to Ministers

1. SUE MORONEY to the Minister for Economic Development: What action has the Government taken to support innovation and regional economic development?

2. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Immigration; if so, why?

3. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Why has the Government delayed the inclusion of the transport sector into its proposed Emissions Trading Scheme?

4. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of State Services: When will the State Services Commissioner complete his investigation into concerns about the handling by the Department of Labour of matters relating to family members of the former head of the Immigration Service?

5. PETER BROWN to the Associate Minister of Transport: Are Transit going to ensure that the fumes from the venting stacks of the proposed motorway tunnels project through Waterview in Auckland are filtered; if not, why not?

6. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Does he stand by his statement regarding climate change on Radio New Zealand's Checkpoint that "I am absolutely clear, in my own mind, that I could make mistakes in a lot of my portfolio areas"?

7. Hon PAUL SWAIN to the Minister of Commerce: How is the Government changing competition law to promote effective use of public investment in Crown companies?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Conservation: What will be the impact on the Department of Conservation's Blue Lake Track in Rotorua of the proposed logging of the 90-year old Douglas Firs on the side of the lake?

9. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister for ACC: What recent announcements has she made regarding funding for home-based support workers?

10. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Are breaches of Government immigration policy by his own department a matter of responsibility for the Minister of Immigration?

11. Hon TARIANA TURIA to the Minister for ACC: What feedback has she received from clients and caregivers on the decision to withhold tax on attendant care, home help and childcare payments made by the Accident Compensation Corporation, which will come into effect on 1 July 2008?

12. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Does he have any concerns about the safety of provincial hospitals; if so, which ones?

Questions to Members

1. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: How many submissions has the Finance and Expenditure Committee heard in the last week on the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill?

ENDS

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