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Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 10 Sept.

Questions for Oral Answer
As At Wednesday, 10 September 2003

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement that she had heard that "traditionally Maori did not consider they owned those areas but they were most certainly kaitiaki. Now there may be the genesis of the answer in that."; if so, what specific work is the Government doing on changes to its original proposals on the seabed and foreshore?

2. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY to the Minister of Education: What feedback has he received from the education sector on the publication of the Best Evidence Synthesis research?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: What does she intend to do about Hassan Ahmed Shaqlane, who has won an appeal against deportation from New Zealand whilst serving an eight-year prison term for rape and kidnapping?

4. GORDON COPELAND to the Minister of Finance: Is he concerned with the apparent duality of our economy, whereby one side of the ledger registers good health - robust growth, lowering of unemployment and inflation - yet the other side exhibits clear signs of ill health, with a widening trade deficit and a marked decline in foreign direct investment; if not, why not?

5. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Prime Minister: What assurance can she give that her Ministers attending hui on the foreshore and seabed are upholding the four principles in the Government's 18 August 2003 "proposals for consultation" paper?

6. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister of Housing: What community renewal projects are being undertaken to refurbish Housing New Zealand Corporation properties?

7. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Maori Affairs: What role, if any, has Te Puni Kokiri had in banning media from recording seabed and foreshore consultation hui?

8. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister for Small Business: What recent reports has he received on the increase in the number of small to medium enterprises?

9. Dr LYNDA SCOTT to the Minister of Health: Why are mental health services in the Auckland region described as a "timebomb" by staff and why have the number of beds at Waitemata District Health Board's acute unit Taharoto been reduced from 41 to 35?

10. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: On what basis does she claim that the Minister of Immigration is a conscientious and hard-working Minister?

11. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statements in respect of "corngate" on National Radio on 11 July 2002, "I believe in total disclosure on this." and "I'm not putting any restrictions on anyone talking about this."?

12. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Will the Government ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety before it comes into force tomorrow following ratification by the 50th signatory; if not, why not?


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