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Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 7 December 2

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 7 December 2000

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What advice has he received on whether his partial pre-funding proposal will secure future levels of superannuation?

2. OWEN JENNINGS to the Minister of Agriculture: In light of the High Court temporary order stopping the issuing of export permits to independent apple and pear exporters, what action, if any, is he going to take to assist growers to sell apples that ENZA is refusing to buy?

3. HARRY DUYNHOVEN to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports has he received on the outlook for the labour market?

4. Rt Hon WYATT CREECH to the Minister of Health: Further to her answer to oral question No. 10 last Thursday, what is her response to the New Zealand Medical Association chairperson's reported statement that the association was "disappointed and offended" by her claims in Parliament that the NZMA had no answers to rural doctor shortages in Kaitaia?

5. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of Education: Are current school planning and reporting requirements effective and efficient; if not, why not?

6. BELINDA VERNON to the Minister of Housing: Does the Government intend to sell any State houses over the next year; if so, how does he reconcile that with Graham Kelly's reported pre-election statement that "Labour would halt further sales" of State houses?

7. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Tourism: What are the new international visitor forecasts from the Tourism Research Council?

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8. JOHN WRIGHT to the Minister for Industry and Regional Development: What steps has he taken to assist communities to access finance for regional development?

9. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Maori Affairs: In light of the statement of the Audit Office that his Ministry had no planned steps to obtain evidence of effectiveness in relation to key Closing the Gaps programmes, what steps has he taken to rectify this matter?

10. RON MARK to the Minister of Defence: Does he endorse the comments of his spokesman, reported in this morning's Dominion, that I am continuing a long running personal attack on General Dodson; if so, what is that comment based on?

11. BRIAN NEESON to the Minister of Police: Can he outline what, if any, cost saving measures are being considered to fund the $96 million needed for his new highway patrol unit?

12. ROD DONALD to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Is the Government still committed to the statement in the Speech from the Throne on 21 December 1999 that "legitimate issues of labour standards and environmental concerns need to be integrated better with trade agreements"; if so, what steps has the Government taken to implement this commitment?

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