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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon TARIANA TURIA to the Minister for ACC: What progress has been made in responding to the recommendation from the Government appointed reviewer, David Goddard QC, that physiotherapists needed a 33% increase immediately as "ACC funding arrangements for physiotherapists are unsustainable."?

2. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that New Zealand is losing labour to Australia but the Government is satisfied that New Zealand has positive net migration; if so, why?

3. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received about the number of people receiving benefits?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy that all political party logos must carry a promoter statement in the regulated period, no matter what the context in which they are used; if so, why?

5. LYNNE PILLAY to the Associate Minister of Justice: What action is the Government planning to ensure communities have a real say in liquor licensing decisions?

6. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by the Prime Minister's statement last year regarding her Government's approach to gangs that "No one has been idle here. People have been very proactive."; if so, why?

7. GORDON COPELAND to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement to the House last week "I do not have any evidence to suggest that family breakdown would be the predominant cause." in reference to crime in South Auckland and elsewhere?

8. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of State Services: When was the Minister of State Services first briefed, formally or informally, on issues relating to allegations of unlawful decision making involving the family of the head of the Immigration Service?

9. Hon MARIAN HOBBS to the Minister of Energy: What recent reports has he received on the impact of biofuels on fuel prices?

10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: From what date will conventional incandescent light bulbs be unable to be imported into New Zealand?

11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What is the reason that an airspace protection provision for Ngati Uenukukopako is not being considered within the Affiliate Te Arawa Iwi and Hapu Claims Settlement Bill?

12. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Has he taken into account the full implications of the Public Health Bill on all sectors of the economy; if so, how?

Questions to Members

1. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Chairperson of the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee: When will the committee report on the bill in my name, the Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Amendment Bill?


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