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Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 27 July 1999

Question 1.

Rodney Hide to the Prime Minister:

Q: Does she have confidence in the integrity of the Public Service?

Question 2.

Rt Hon. Helen Clark to the Prime Minister:

Q: Does she accept any responsibility as Prime Minister for the continuing controversy surrounding Government administration in areas as diverse as Work and Income New Zealand and INCIS; if not, why not?

Question 3.

Belinda Vernon to the Minister of Revenue:

Q: How do levies on income tax operate and is the Government considering these?

Question 4.

Rt Hon. Winston Peters to the Minister for Sport, Fitness and Leisure:

Q: What steps has the Millennium Office taken to ensure that its financial and administrative affairs are totally in order and that staff are fully competent to carry out their roles?

Question 5.

Hon. Dr Michael Cullen to the Prime Minister:

Q: Is the New Zealand Herald correct in reporting that forceful representations have been made to her by Dr Roderick Deane of Telecom and that as a consequence the Government has delayed the introduction of changes to competition law already approved by Cabinet; if not, when will the legislation be introduced?

Question 6.

Jim Anderton to the Treasurer:

Q: In view of the worst ever June trade deficit of $1.7 billion, what policies is the Government considering in order to reduce the increase in imports?

Question 7.

Dr Wayne Mapp to the Minister of Social Services, Work and Income:

Q: Has he received any recent information about public perceptions of the current arrangements for New Zealand superannuation?

Question 8.

Lianne Dalziel to the Minister of Social Services, Work and Income:

Q: Which output class does the employment of a Work and Income New Zealand brand manager contribute to?

Question 9.

Laila Harre to the Minister of Communications:

Q: Now that the Crown Law Office has advised the Government that Telecom's proposal to charge for local calls for internet usage to numbers prefixed with numbers other than 0867 breaches the Kiwi share, will he be advising the shareholding Minister to use the Kiwi share to stop the proposal proceeding?

Question 10.

Trevor Mallard to the Prime Minister:

Q: Is she satisfied that the Minister of Transport has at all times met the standards of behaviour she expects from her Ministers; if so, why?

Question 11.

Warren Kyd to the Treasurer:

Q: What options for establishing a dedicated superannuation fund have been reported to him?

Question 12.

Jill Pettis to the Minister of Health:

Q: With public health experts now labelling the meningitis epidemic a public health emergency, why has the Ministry of Health not acted more quickly to conduct trials of potential vaccines?

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