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1. Rt Hon. Helen Clark to the Prime Minister: Does her statement, with respect to producer board reform, that "It is up to each industry to decide how it will look forward." mean that her Government will accept the recommendations of the 93 percent in the game industry poll who want a collective industry organisation and the 80 percent who want a compulsory levy; if not, why not?

2. Dr Wayne Mapp to the Minister for Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance: What reports has he received on the success of recent accident insurance policy developments?

3. Jim Anderton to the Prime Minister: Why were employment effects not included in the terms of reference of the inquiry into the effects of tariff reductions, the results of which were released by her last Thursday?

4. Ron Mark to the Prime Minister: Does she believe that the high regard with which New Zealand is generally held throughout the world is as much a consequence of the efforts of the New Zealand Defence personnel as it is of the efforts of the State sector chief executive officers and their staff; if not, why not?

5. Hon. Phil Goff to the Minister of Police: Has he received any recent reports on the activities of missing persons and what are the details?

6. Warren Kyd to the Minister for International Trade: What was the main outcome from this week's meeting of APEC ministers responsible for trade?

7. Jeanette Fitzsimons to the Minister of Defence: Has the Ministry of Defence decided to engage a public relations company to produce a special promotional video for the army; if so, how did it decide which one to engage?

8. Rodney Hide to the Minister of State Services: What action, if any, did the State Services Commissioner take in relation to the admission by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue that his department had entered into illegal instalment arrangements for tax debts over $50,000?

9. Trevor Mallard to the Prime Minister: What are the details, including the time and location and her response, of any Television New Zealand approach to her last Thursday relating to her off-air comments on the Hawkesby package, and how many times was she questioned on this between then and 6pm on that day?

10. Rev. Ann Batten to the Minister of Communications: Has the Waitangi Tribunal found an aspect of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 wanting; if so, is the Government giving consideration to that aspect?

11. Ruth Dyson to the Minister for Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance: Is it Government policy to allow work accident insurance levies to be based on the characteristics of individual employees within a firm?

12. Bob Simcock to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: What are the projected savings that will be made by State-owned enterprises as a result of the Government's new workplace accident insurance plan?

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