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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 5 September

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QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Tuesday, 5 September 2000

Questions to Ministers


1. Steve Chadwick to the Minister for Accident Insurance: What steps has ACC taken recently in relation to helping to prevent child abuse?

2. Rt Hon. Jenny Shipley to the Associate Minister of Health: Does she agree with the statement by the Prime Minister yesterday that her speech last week to the Psychological Society undermined the Government's efforts to deal with the issue of abuse and of closing the gaps between Maori and non-Maori?

3. Judy Keall to the Minister of Health: What steps has she taken to ensure a wider range of skills are present on Hospital and Health Service boards and how will this benefit the establishment of District Health boards?

4. Hon. Bill English to the Minister of Finance: What did he mean, in relation to economic activity, when he said "There are some people still in grieving mode - what I might be inclined to call post election traumatic stress disorder among one or two people - and I think we've got to overcome that still."?

5. Clayton Cosgrove to the Minister of State Services: In what circumstances is it appropriate to pay for travel and accommodation costs for public servants who are working away from their home base?

6. Hon. Tony Ryall to the Minister of Housing: Does the Government stand by the Labour Party's pre-election policy that "Labour will work to ensure that an adequate supply of housing is available, particularly for low and modest income families in areas of the country where it is needed."?

7. Jeanette Fitzsimons to the Minister of Energy: What contribution has the splitting of ECNZ into four competing power companies made to the risk of blackouts in Auckland this summer?

8. Rodney Hide to the Minister of Finance: What risk is there that, as projected by the Bank of New Zealand recently, he will oversee New Zealand's first fiscal deficit since 1993, and what impact would such an outturn have on international confidence in our economy?

9. Taito Phillip Field to the Minister of Housing: What progress is currently being made with regard to the implementation of income-related rents for State house tenants?

10. Hon. Dr Nick Smith to the Minister of Conservation: Has the Department of Conservation made any payments to Tame Iti for any contract, consultancy services or travel expenses, or paid for any travel taken by Mr Iti since December 1999; if so, for what purpose?

11. Kevin Campbell to the Minister in charge of the Public Trust Office: What progress has been made in planning to modernise the legislation governing the operations of the Public Trust Office?

12. Rt Hon. Wyatt Creech to the Minister of Health: Does she agree with the assessment made by her colleague, Hon Phillida Bunkle, that hospitals have received too little new funding in the Budget to cope with junior doctors' pay claims?

Tuesday, 5 September 2000

Question to Member


1. Anne Tolley to the Chairperson of the Justice and Electoral Committee: How many submissions have been received on Supplementary Order Paper No 25 relating to the Matrimonial Property Amendment Bill?

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