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Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 28 July 1999

1. Rt Hon. Helen Clark to the Prime Minister: Given her statement with respect to the State Services Commissioner's investigation into the performance of the Work and Income New Zealand Chief Executive that "I will judge his performance based on what sorts of conclusions he comes to", does she expect his investigation to also report on the appropriateness of Work and Income New Zealand purchasing a corporate table at what have been described as "glitzy lectures"; if not, why not?

2. Murray McLean to the Minister for Accident Rehabilitation and Compensation Insurance: What recent reports has the Minister received concerning the accident insurance reforms?

3. Grant Gillon to the Minister of State Services: What investigation is he conducting into the benefits to the public of senior state sector management spending a reported combined total of $47,250 to attend the World Masters of Business seminar?

4. Manu Alamein Kopu to the Minister for Enterprise and Commerce: He aha te take e kore ai te Kawanatanga e whakamana i te Hui-o-te Ao Whanui a International Labour Organisation Convention 169 e pa ana ki te Tangata Whenua me nga Iwi o nga whenua Noho Wehe? Translation: Why has the Government not ratified International Labour Organisation Convention 169 concerning indigenous and tribal peoples in independent countries?

5. Hon. Phil Goff to the Minister of Social Services, Work and Income: What responsibility does he accept for the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Agency repeatedly failing to contain recidivist violent young offenders in secure custody with the result that further victims are exposed to their ongoing offending?

6. Hon. Peter Dunne to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Has the Cabinet discussed the future of the National Archives at any meeting this month?

7. Hon. Brian Donnelly to the Prime Minister: Would she condone any of her Ministers behaving in a manner inconsistent with the Race Relations Act?

8. Hon. Annette King to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that "the Government has offered to Plunket the funding needed to fully replace the sponsorship and other sources of funds Plunket used to fund the Plunket Line"; if so, can he confirm the Government-funded Plunket Line will operate for 16 hours a day as it has previously?

9. Patricia Schnauer to the Minister of Justice: Can he confirm that between 1993 and 1996, one person was released on bail on 23 occasions during which time he committed 85 offences, including threatening to kill or causing grievous bodily harm?

10. George Hawkins to the Minister of Police: Was funding for police gang surveillance equipment deferred in the 1997/98 year due to cost overruns in the INCIS project; if so, why did Commissioner Doone deny on the radio this morning that this was the case?

11. Rana Waitai to the Prime Minister: Is she satisfied that there is as an appropriate level of transparency for golden handshakes to publicly funded Maori authorities as that applied to the public service departments?

12. Tim Barnett to the Minister of Justice: Will the Government consult opposition parties on the appointment of the new Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission; if not, why not?


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