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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 3 August 200

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Thursday, 3 August 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Mark Peck to the Minister of Revenue: What tax changes is the Government making to encourage medical research in the knowledge economy in New Zealand?

2. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: Why did she decide to propose a generic Treaty clause for "interim inclusion" in the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Services Bill, and does this mean the Government will propose further amendments in relation to this aspect of the proposed legislation?

3. Chris Carter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What approaches has he made to the Government of Indonesia with regard to the armed militia following the death of Private Leonard Manning and what was the response?

4. Rt Hon. Jenny Shipley to the Minister for Sport, Fitness and Leisure: Will he be making any representations to the New Zealand Olympic Committee on issues relating to New Zealand athletes at the Olympics meeting the Olympic drug-free standard?

5. Helen Duncan to the Minister of Education: Has he abandoned the pilot study for national testing of nine year-olds; if so, why?

6. Gerry Brownlee to the Prime Minister: On what basis was the decision made that the fridge magnet contained in the Employment Relations Bill mailout complied with Cabinet Office guidelines?

7. Damien O'Connor to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: What stage has been reached with the World Trade Organisation panel investigating New Zealand's lamb dispute with the United States?

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8. Hon. Georgina te Heuheu to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: Has he received any representations from his Maori colleagues and the urban Maori authorities on the Commissioners to be appointed to Te Ohu Kai Moana; if so, what were those representations?

9. Rod Donald to the Prime Minister: Will she seek leave of the House for a debate to decide whether New Zealand should enter into a free trade agreement with Singapore in recognition of any such agreement's significant strategic and economic implications for our sovereignty as a nation; if not, why not?

10. Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: Is it Government policy to treat all Maori equally; if not, why not?

11. Arthur Anae to the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs: Did he or his officials assist or advise on the preparation of letters distributed, as reported in today's Dominion, by a Government Minister to Pacific Islanders regardless of whether or not they were New Zealand citizens and which warned of the dangers of deportation for illegal overstayers?

12. Liz Gordon to the Minister of Conservation: What actions has she taken on Japanese plans to expand their so-called scientific whaling programme in the North Pacific?

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