QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Thursday, 17 October 2002
Questions to Ministers
1. GRAHAM KELLY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What steps has the Government taken to ensure New
Zealanders in Bali are properly accounted for, and to assist with the situation on the ground there?
2. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: Does he believe that there are any
circumstances under which convicted sex offenders should be given care of small children; if so, what are these
3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: On what basis would her officials permit an individual
claiming refugee status from an economically and socially stable country to remain in New Zealand for 18 months, without
employment, and what costs are met by the New Zealand taxpayer in this situation?
4. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement to the House yesterday that New Zealand is
in the best intelligence club; if so, did New Zealand receive the same intelligence as Australia which identified Bali
as a possible terrorist target?
5. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change: What new business opportunities does he
expect to arise from the climate change policies he has announced today?
6. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Associate Minister of Commerce: Why did officials approve an exemption to the Ozone Layer
Protection Act 1996 for the import of asthma inhalers containing CFCs when CFC-free inhalers are already registered in
New Zealand, and does he consider this exemption is consistent with the Government's growth and innovation strategy?
7. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Further to his answer yesterday that "There is a difference
between answering a letter and being formally informed.", how did he write his letter of 28 August 2001 to Prendos
Limited without being formally informed of the leaking homes issue?
8. JILL PETTIS to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): What steps is the Government taking to
address literacy needs in the workplace?
9. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Police: What checks do the police make when clearance is sought from them
for applicants seeking to settle in New Zealand?
10. MURRAY SMITH to the Minister for Courts: Is she satisfied the Waitangi Tribunal has adequate research funding to
progress Treaty claims in a timely fashion?
11. HEATHER ROY to the Minister of Health: Does she stand by her statement in relation to access to primary healthcare
that there are "so many inequities"; if so, how will her new Primary Health Organisation strategy address these
12. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Is he concerned that it took the Building Industry Authority
almost a year to formally inform him about the leaky homes crisis, and how many times did he or his office follow up
with the authority or the Department of Internal Affairs to ensure formal advice was forthcoming?