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Questions For Oral Answer - 5 November 2002

Published: Tue 5 Nov 2002 12:21 AM
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Tuesday, 5 November 2002
Questions to Ministers
1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Does the New Zealand Immigration Service have any safeguards in place to ensure staff have no conflict of interest when dealing with any contracts for service?
2. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Prime Minister: Is she confident New Zealand has sufficient domestic counter-terrorism resources to prevent or respond effectively to any terrorist threat that may arise?
3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: What was her response at the meeting of 17 September 2002 to the proposals put to her by Dr Ross Armstrong regarding public private partnerships?
4. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Health: When will she release the review of Auckland mental health services, for which a draft action plan was originally expected in August 2002, and which she stated in the House would be provided to her in final form by 31 October 2002?
5. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Internal Affairs: On what basis does he assert that the Government was not warned about the rotting homes crisis until April this year, given the previous Minister of Internal Affairs had been advised of the problem by Labour member Ann Hartley in May 2000, and he had personally signed a letter to Mr O'Sullivan of Prendos on the issue in August 2001?
6. JANET MACKEY to the Prime Minister: How has the Government responded to calls to withdraw the SAS from its current deployment in Afghanistan?
7. Hon KEN SHIRLEY to the Minister of Defence: Why has the Government agreed to bringing our troops home from East Timor on a hired Egyptian plane against our troops' and their families' expressed wishes?
8. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: When and why did New Zealand make a commitment to support energy development in North Korea?
9. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Fisheries: Will he delay gazetting his decision in principle to bring scampi into the Quota Management System in 2003 until after the Primary Production Committee has completed its inquiry into the scampi fishery; if not, why not?
10. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Police: Is he seeing any signs that the increased number of Asians in the Auckland region is putting pressure on Auckland police?
11. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the state of the New Zealand economy?
12. KEITH LOCKE to the Prime Minister: Does the Prime Minister agree with comments by the Hon Bill English in an interview with Global News and Sport last Friday that "with a higher level of threat to New Zealand the SAS should really be back in this part of the world"; if not, why not?

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