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Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 2 September

Paraphrased answers will be posted in the Headlines wire at the completion of question time around 3pm.

Question 1.

Rod Donald to the Minister of Internal Affairs:

Q: Will he be seeking the resignation of the National Party members on the Lotteries Commission in the light of the Prime Minister's criticism of the salary package they approved for their chief executive against the advice of the State Services Commissioner; if not, why not?

Question 2.

Warren Kyd to the Minister for Enterprise and Commerce:

Q: Has he received any reports on the growth of labour productivity, jobs and real incomes since 1991; if so, what do those reports say?

Question 3.

Rt Hon. Helen Clark to the Prime Minister:

Q: Does she agree with Hon Chris Fletcher's statement that she did not make any specific requests in return for her vote for the tax cut legislation; if so, which of her own members did make unacceptable demands?

Question 4.

Hon. Brian Donnelly to the Minister of Corrections:

Q: When is he going to announce where and in what location a prison in Northland is to be built?

Question 5.

Hon. Annette King to the Prime Minister:

Q: Is National Party membership a consideration for appointment by the Government to the New Zealand Lotteries Commission; if not, which of the current members is not or has not been a National Party member or office holder?

Question 6.

Rev. Ann Batten to the Minister for the Environment:

Q: When will the Government announce its plans to make local authorities culpable for historically contaminated sites?

Question 7.

Hon. Peter Dunne to the Minister of Immigration:

Q: Do his department's current procedures for recognising overseas-gained professional qualifications of new migrants work effectively?

Question 8.

Rodney Hide to the Minister for Enterprise and Commerce:

Q: Does the Government have any plans to change the Employment Contracts Act 1991 to allow sympathy strikes; if not, why not?

Question 9.

Hon. Jim Sutton to the Minister of Maori Affairs:

Q: Will the Government carry out Schedule 5 of the Maori Reserve Land Act 1955, which gave an undertaking to Maori to deal with the historical grievances from not obtaining fair market rents for their land, before the next general election; if not, why not?

Question 10.

Alec Neill to the Minister of Enterprise and Commerce:

Q: Have Government policies assisted New Zealanders in their travel plans when strikes have affected airline timetables?

Question 11.

Graham Kelly to the Minister responsible for Housing New Zealand Ltd:

Q: Will the Government guarantee that no further bulk sales of State houses will occur before the election; if not, why not?

Question 12.

Annabel Young to the Minister of Defence:

Q: What reports has he received on the effects of adopting the majority report of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on its Inquiry into Defence Beyond 2000?

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