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Questions For Oral Answer -Wednesday, 15 Nov. 2006

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Wednesday, 15 November 2006

Questions to Ministers

1. MARTIN GALLAGHER to the Minister of Police: What reports has she received on public confidence in the New Zealand Police?

2. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: When she said, of the proposed Auckland waterfront stadium, “I just favour whatever can be built within the timeframe available to do the best credit we can for the country.”, did she mean that there should be no limits to the expense incurred on behalf of the nation’s taxpayers; if not, what did she mean?

3. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Will he be raising the issue of climate change in his discussions with other foreign and trade ministers at the APEC summit this week; if not, why not?

4. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Finance: Why did he call the Electricity Commissioner into his office on 23 May 2006, endorse Transpower’s new proposal to put power lines through the Waikato, and say that he would deny that the meeting ever took place if he were asked?

5. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on primary health care?

6. Dr the Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement to the House on Tuesday, 12 September 2006 that he has reviewed the immigration matters covered in the Ingram report?

7. BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: Does he share the concern expressed by a visiting American cancer expert that New Zealanders are missing out on high-quality diagnoses because we do not have a PET/CT scanner in this country; if not, why not?

8. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Labour: Will she consider changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000 to limit the unrestricted right of radiographers and other crucial health staff to go on lengthy strikes, as has been unanimously requested by the Canterbury District Health Board; if not, why not?

9. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister for Building Issues: What reports has he received on proposals to improve the energy efficiency of New Zealand homes?

10. PHIL HEATLEY to the Associate Minister of Fisheries: What action, if any, has the Minister taken to address non-reporting of customary fishing activity, since seven of the 15 iwi or hapu groups required to put in quarterly reports under the Fisheries (Kaimoana Customary Fishing) Regulations 1998 have not done so for two years, which equates to eight consecutive reports?

11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Education: How does the Minister account for Māori students being nearly three times as likely as non-Māori to leave school with little or no formal attainment?

12. SIMON POWER to the Minister for Courts: Does he stand by his statement that “we’re doing a great job collecting fines”?

ENDS

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