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Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 9 October

Published: Tue 9 Oct 2001 12:07 AM
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Tuesday, 9 October 2001
Questions to Ministers
1. CHRIS CARTER to the Prime Minister: What recent reports has she received regarding the international campaign against terrorism?
2. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Is her statement that "The Government believes that today's military action is justified under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter which enables a nation to act in self-defence." fully supported by all members of the Government?
3. GRANT GILLON to the Minister for Economic Development: What new challenges to New Zealand's economic development has he identified?
4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Has she asked her Minister of Finance to reconcile his reported comment that Air New Zealand might need up to $150 million more with his later comment that "There is no reason to believe that any more money will be required."; if so, which is the correct position?
5. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What advice has he received on the best means of reacting to the slowdown in the world economy?
6. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister of Health: What new initiatives, if any, is the Government planning regarding support for Plunket?
7. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Prime Minister: At what time and by whom was she advised of the American/British air strikes on Afghanistan?
8. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Health: When will the Ministry of Health meet with the Otago District Health Board to discuss the $1.1 million funding shortfall for acute services at Dunedin Hospital, and is the Ministry prepared to offer more funding than the $500,000 it offered last month?
9. JUDY KEALL to the Minister of Health: What are the agreed terms of the recently announced settlement for former patients of Lake Alice Hospital?
10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Education: Is he concerned about any adverse effects the planned Post Primary Teachers Association strike on Thursday may have on the education of senior students; if not, why not?
11. DIANNE YATES to the Minister of Education: What actions are schools taking to ensure the safety of secondary school students during the teachers' strike on Thursday?
12. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Justice: Does the Hon Tariana Turia's comment that New Zealand "should consider the possibility of establishing a parallel system of justice that recognises the Treaty of Waitangi" represent official Government policy?
ENDS

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