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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 24 July 2008

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 24 July 2008

Questions to Ministers

1. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister of Health: Has he received any reports from medical professionals on possible changes to funding mechanisms for accidents and injury?

2. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement that, “greater transparency about the sources of political funding will lead to increasing public confidence in our democracy.”?

3. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister for Environment: Does the Government still promise New Zealanders it will clean up the nation’s rivers to a level where they are safe to swim in within a generation; if so, can he say which objectives, if any, in the Proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management, released yesterday, give a deadline by which our rivers and streams will be safe for New Zealanders to swim in?

4. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Police: Does she agree with the former Director of the Serious Fraud Office’s statement yesterday that the powers of the new Organised and Financial Crime Agency were not the same as those of the SFO and that court proceedings would delay cases by years, or lead to cases being dropped; if not, why not?

5. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What progress has been made towards the full funding of community organisations delivering essential services to children, young people and families?

6. JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Revenue: What is the total current child support debt broken down by assessment and penalties?

7. BARBARA STEWART to the Associate Minister of Health: Will his Ministry be taking any action to address the concerns outlined in the discussion document recently released by the New Zealand Institute of Rural Health; if not, why not?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Energy: Is the Government reconsidering its mandatory requirement for biofuels from 1 October 2008, given the widespread international concern about sustainability and impacts on food prices and the sustainability standard not coming into effect at the earliest until July 2009?

9. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Ka pēhea te whakatika a te Minita i nga hapa o te pūnaha kāwanatanga e pā ana ki te haurua, neke atu o ngā ākonga Māori i mutu te kura i tērā tau me te kore oti i a rātou tētahi tohu mātauranga o te rēanga tuaono?

- Translation: What will he do to address the systemic failure which has resulted in more than a half of Māori students leaving school last year without completing a sixth form qualification?

10. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Does the Māori Trustee support the expropriation of $35 million out of the Māori Trustee’s General Purposes Fund?

11. JILL PETTIS to the Associate Minister of Health: How is the Government improving young people’s access to health services?

12. JO GOODHEW to the Minister of Health: What are the names of the five rest homes that he believes are potentially in the same league as Belhaven Rest Home in Auckland?


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