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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 September

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 14 September 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Prime Minister: How does her statement that "Nobody is suggesting giving away the New Zealand currency to Australia." sit with the comments from Australian Treasurer Peter Costello that "we're not interested in any new currency" and "if someone came along and said we would like to adopt your currency and your monetary arrangements, we would look at them"?

2. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What are the main features of the Crown financial statements for the year ending June 2000?

3. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Prime Minister: Following her meeting with the Leader of the National Party, does she believe that she has a win-win solution for Parliament's endorsement of the Singapore Free Trade Agreement with the Treaty clause that says, "nothing in this Agreement shall preclude the adoption by New Zealand of measures it deems necessary to accord more favourable treatment to Maori" within it; if so, what is it?

4. Hon JOHN LUXTON to the Minister of Finance: What outcome did the Treasury build into the Budget economic forecasts for June quarter GDP, compared with forecasts from the Bank of New Zealand of a reduction of 0.9% and from the Deutsche Bank of a reduction of 0.8% in GDP?

5. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What are the benefits to the Government's employment strategy of the memorandum of understanding reached with mayors earlier this week?

6. JOHN WRIGHT to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What contribution has the Government made to prevent flooding in Alexandra?

7. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does she stand by the statement attributed to a spokesperson in her office that she was aware of the special Television New Zealand Board meeting on Tuesday "but the topic was the draft charter and its application"?

8. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for the Environment: Does she have any concerns about recent actions by the Maori Advisory Committee [Nga Kaihautu Tikanga Taiao] of the Environmental Risk Management Authority in respect of decisions by the Authority; if so, what are those concerns?

9. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Broadcasting: Was she correctly reported in the Evening Post on 28 August as saying she did not have any problems with Dr Armstrong talking to Sky about Sky providing digital transmission services to Television New Zealand?

10. DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Police: What has led to the reduction in crime and the increase in resolution rates shown by the latest National Crime Statistics?

11. ANNABEL YOUNG to the Minister of Revenue: When will the membership of the tax review committee be announced?

12. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: What is the exact arrangement, which she has described as a "win win situation", discussed with the Leader of the National Party in respect to the Treaty of Waitangi clause in the Singapore Free Trade Agreement negotiations?

Question to Member


1. ROD DONALD to the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee: Will the committee call for public submissions on the Singapore Closer Economic Partnership Agreement; if so, how many days will the public and interested organisations be given to research, prepare and lodge submissions on this 183 page document?

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