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1. Rt Hon. Helen Clark to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that she was happy with the role the Race Relations Office was playing; if so, has she spoken to the Minister of Maori Affairs about his concerns with the role of the Office?

2. Gerry Brownlee to the Prime Minister: What evidence does she have that the ACC reforms are working?

3. Matt Robson to the Minister for International Trade: Will the Government use APEC meetings in New Zealand to promote an increase in the minimum wage around the region to International Labour Organisation recommended levels?

4. Hon. Richard Prebble to the Minister of Health: What does the discussion document on the new Wellington public hospital recommend?

5. Trevor Mallard to the Prime Minister: Did she tell Television New Zealand personnel that she "made up" her comments about a one million dollar package for John Hawkesby?

6. Hon. Brian Donnelly to the Minister of Education: Why was a secondary teacher moved from the unqualified teacher scale to step 8 without any verification of his qualifications by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority?

7. Hon. Annette King to the Minister of Health: How many of the major hospitals in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin have signed their contracts with the Health Funding Authority or will have signed by the 30 June deadline, and does he stand by his reported comment that he believed progress had been "not too bad"?

8. Belinda Vernon to the Minister of Finance: What is the significance for the Government's fiscal forecasts of the growth in the gross domestic product of 0.7 percent in the March 1999 quarter?

9. Lianne Dalziel to the Prime Minister: Has she warned Canterbury mayors that she will use "all my ability and resources" to influence the decision-making process in a local authority planning matter; if so, does she believe it is appropriate for central Government to involve itself in a local authority matter in this way?

10. Arthur Anae to the Minister of Immigration: What standard of information does he expect from members of Parliament who make immigration representations to him on behalf of constituents?

11. Rod Donald to the Prime Minister: Will she be calling the Minister of Immigration to account for his handling of the Schier case, particularly for the press statement he issued after Petra Schier and her New Zealand-born children left the country, which has been described in this morning's Press editorial as "a gratuitous attempt to smear the couple's reputation"; if not, why not?

12. Mr Dover Samuels to the Minister of Maori Affairs: What advice, if any, has he received on the impact of market rents on Maori families, and does he now believe that income-related rents for State housing tenants would be preferable?

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