WEDNESDAY, 3 MAY 2000
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS
1. PENNY WEBSTER to the Minister of Education: What action is he taking over evidence of children being
ill-treated at the Cottontails Education Centre?
2. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Revenue: What advice has he received on the level of funding for the
Inland Revenue Department for the coming financial year?
3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Prime Minister: How does she explain her denial yesterday that Dr Cullen had
linked the Green Party's views on native logging with the policies of Mr Robert Mugabe, with the transcript of
yesterday's One Midday News which records Dr Cullen saying of the Greens "well, I see they support Mr Robert Mugabe as
4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Will New Zealand-owned and administered companies be
given priority to purchase fish quota held by Te Ika Paewai Ltd and currently being offered for sale, over foreign-owned
and administered companies; if not, why not?
5. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister for Economic Development: When he made his reported comment that the
Reserve Bank would be operating "erratic and destructive monetary policy" that could cost jobs, was he stating
6. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What reports, if any, has he received on the
effectiveness of economic sanctions against Iraq?
7. Dr The Hon LOCKWOOD SMITH to the Minister for the Environment: When was she informed that the letter
from the Prime Minister asking for options other than a Royal Commission of Inquiry be explored was "a mistake" and the
request was "in error"?
8. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Defence: Can he confirm that the arms manufacturer Raytheon's best and
final offer for the new Orion electronics is the $445 million price shown in the briefing papers released by the group
Just Defence; if not, what is the correct figure?
9. Rt Hon WYATT CREECH to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement to the House in a reply
to supplementary question to oral question No. 8 on 1 March that the Prime Minister's office was not involved in the
delay in the release of the document The Future Shape of Primary Health Care?
10. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What benefits does the Government expect from restoring the
24-hour Plunketline service?
11. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Minister of Labour: Is she willing to appear before the Employment and Accident
Insurance Legislation Committee to explain and discuss the Employment Relations Bill?
12. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister of Education: What action has the Government taken to close the
gaps in early childhood education?
QUESTIONS TO MEMBERS
1. Hon MAX BRADFORD to the Chairperson of the Employment and Accident Insurance Legislation Committee: Has
the committee resolved, in a public session, to ask Treasury to appear before, or to present a submission to, the
committee on the economic impact of the Employment Relations Bill?
2. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Chairperson of the Education and Science Committee: When do submissions close
on the Education Amendment Bill?