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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 June 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 19 June 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by the statement from his department yesterday that it accepts the findings from the Coroner's inquest into the murder of Karl Kuchenbecker at the hands of Graeme Burton?

2. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Transport: What advice, if any, has she received about the likely price path of oil over the next five years; and, how will this impact on transport planning?

3. 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?

4. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Corrections: What reports has he received on the length of sentences for serious offences since the passing of
the Sentencing Act 2002 and the Parole Act 2002?

5. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: On what date did the Minister of Immigration first advise the Minister of State Services, formally or informally, that an inquiry was being conducted by David Oughton into unlawful decision making involving the head of the Immigration Service?

6. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Is she confident that the Ministry of Social Development is meeting the Prime Minister's expectation of moderation and thrift?

7. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister of Justice: What action has the Government taken to address organised crime in New Zealand?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: What changes, if any, will he be making to the Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill in light of the statement by the Kyoto Forestry Association last week that "Helen Clark and Jim Anderton's record on forestry is the worst of any Prime Minister or any Forestry Minister in New Zealand's history... It is the shameful legacy of a failure to listen to the forestry industry and instead target us with punitive policies despite us being the environmental good guys and the only sector capable of sequestering carbon."?

9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Police: What are the latest police estimates of the number of criminal gangs, patched gang members and gang associates in New Zealand?

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

11. LESLEY SOPER to the Associate Minister Health: What recent reports have there been on smoking in New Zealand?

12. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister of Police: Is she satisfied with the timeliness of the police response to the robbery and shooting of Navtej Singh at his liquor store in Manurewa on 7 June; if so, why?


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