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Questions For Oral Answer - 17 October 2002

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 17 October 2002

Questions to Ministers


1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What steps has the Government taken to ensure New Zealanders in Bali are properly accounted for, and to assist with the situation on the ground there?

2. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: Does he believe that there are any circumstances under which convicted sex offenders should be given care of small children; if so, what are these circumstances?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: On what basis would her officials permit an individual claiming refugee status from an economically and socially stable country to remain in New Zealand for 18 months, without employment, and what costs are met by the New Zealand taxpayer in this situation?

4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement to the House yesterday that New Zealand is in the best intelligence club; if so, did New Zealand receive the same intelligence as Australia which identified Bali as a possible terrorist target?

5. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: What new business opportunities does he expect to arise from the climate change policies he has announced today?

6. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Associate Minister of Commerce: Why did officials approve an exemption to the Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996 for the import of asthma inhalers containing CFCs when CFC-free inhalers are already registered in New Zealand, and does he consider this exemption is consistent with the Government's growth and innovation strategy?

7. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Further to his answer yesterday that "There is a difference between answering a letter and being formally informed.", how did he write his letter of 28 August 2001 to Prendos Limited without being formally informed of the leaking homes issue?

8. JILL PETTIS to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What steps is the Government taking to address literacy needs in the workplace?

9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Police: What checks do the police make when clearance is sought from them for applicants seeking to settle in New Zealand?

10. MURRAY SMITH to the Minister for Courts: Is she satisfied the Waitangi Tribunal has adequate research funding to progress Treaty claims in a timely fashion?

11. HEATHER ROY to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement in relation to access to primary healthcare that there are "so many inequities"; if so, how will her new Primary Health Organisation strategy address these inequities?

12. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Is he concerned that it took the Building Industry Authority almost a year to formally inform him about the leaky homes crisis, and how many times did he or his office follow up with the authority or the Department of Internal Affairs to ensure formal advice was forthcoming?

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