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Questions For Oral Answer - 5 September 2002

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 5 September 2002

Questions to Ministers


1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Transport: Does he have full confidence that the Civil Aviation Authority's procedures and audit processes for proper airline safety standards and checks are adequate; if not, why not?

2. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What reports has he received on the long-term costs associated with young people not being in employment, education or training?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Can prospective New Zealand residents enter New Zealand visa-free?

4. GORDON COPELAND to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): Can he confirm that Skill New Zealand has been asked to be proactive in giving preference to Maori owned and operated skill training providers?

5. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Why has he withheld the full section on the business outlook for Radio New Zealand Limited, and most of the business outlook for Television New Zealand Limited, when releasing his incoming briefing papers?

6. TIM BARNETT to the Minister of Justice: What impact has the removal of mandatory life sentences for murder, where such a sentence would be manifestly unjust, had since the Sentencing Act 2002 came into effect on 30 June 2002?

7. Hon MURRAY McCULLY to the Minister of Maori Affairs: What official papers, if any, have been released by him today in relation to the Maori Television Service; and what confidence, if any, should those papers give members as to his stewardship of the Service?

8. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What steps has the Government taken to support the New Zealand music industry?

9. JOHN KEY to the Minister of Commerce: Does she have full confidence that appropriate disclosure requirements are being met by companies raising capital on the New Zealand Stock Exchange; if so, why?

10. PETER BROWN to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Does he accept that there is a linkage between videos and publications depicting explicit sex and graphic violence, and crimes of violence in the community; if so, what does he intend to do about it?

11. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: On what date did he or the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services first become aware of alleged under delivery of services by Te Hau Ora o Te Tai Tokerau Trust, and what alerted him or the department to the under delivery?

12. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What diplomatic initiatives has the Government taken to discourage the Governments of the United States, Great Britain and Australia from undertaking or supporting military action, such as a pre-emptive strike or invasion against Iraq, and what further steps is the Government planning to reinforce any existing initiatives?

ENDS

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