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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 7 November 20

Published: Tue 7 Nov 2000 01:21 PM
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Tuesday, 7 November 2000
Questions to Ministers
1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Minister of Health: Will she promote an amendment to remove any reference to the Treaty of Waitangi in the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Bill; if not, why not?
2. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the Crown accounts?
3. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: How many cases of possible child abuse which have been notified to Child, Youth and Family Services remain unallocated, and what assurances can be given that these children are safe?
4. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs: What duties has she performed in the last week as Associate Minister of Maori Affairs?
5. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: What, if any, assessment was made of the effect of the Singapore closer economic partnership on the "brain drain"?
6. Rt Hon WYATT CREECH to the Minister of Health: Can she assure the New Zealand public that cancer patients will not have to travel to Australia to receive radiation treatment; if not, why not?
7. TAITO PHILLIP FIELD to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What recent reports has he received on the state of the labour market?
8. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Is the Government intending to allow tax deductibility of research and development expenditure, as promised in Labour's election year policy?
9. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What decisions have been taken with regard to New Zealand's participation in an international peace monitoring team in the Solomon Islands?
10. BOB SIMCOCK to the Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Social Services): Does her statement that at-risk Maori children should never be allowed into "stranger care" or be "raised outside whakapapa links" represent Government policy?
11. JUDY KEALL to the Minister of Health: In light of her statement that smoking continues to take a terrible toll on New Zealanders, what steps has the Government taken to provide the nearly three-quarters of a million Kiwi smokers with a real opportunity to quit?
12. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Health: Does she accept that competent foreign-qualified medical practitioners face excessive red tape in applying for and attaining New Zealand registration?

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