Questions For Oral Answer - Wed, 7 November 2007

Published: Wed 7 Nov 2007 11:34 AM
Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Questions to Ministers
1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her assurance, given on Agenda, that she expects to have new initiatives and new programmes and new spending in health and education while still delivering tax cuts?
2. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister of Health: Has he received any reports on the treatment of child cancer?
3. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Has he seen reports describing the Capital and Coast District Health Board as a place of “Dysfunction, mistrust, morale at rock bottom”; if so, are these reports accurate?
4. Hon BRIAN DONNELLY to the Minister of Education: Do the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi form part of the new curriculum launched yesterday; if so, why?
5. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by her statement last week that “I am determined to keep a focus on victims right at the forefront of my approach in this portfolio.”?
6. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Education: What reports has he received on the success of the 20 Hours Free Early Childhood Education policy?
7. KATHERINE RICH to the Minister of Education: Does he agree with the Government’s 2005 manifesto statement that “the quality of teaching is the single biggest determinant of learning success”; if so, why do almost 60 percent of the country’s primary school teachers fail to reach the top grade when it comes to teaching writing?
8. RUSSELL FAIRBROTHER to the Minister of Tourism: What initiatives for the development of the tourism industry has he received recently?
9. PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister of Housing: Does she have confidence in Housing New Zealand Corporation; if so, why?
10. Dr PITA SHARPLES to the Minister of Education: Kua panuitia e ia te korero a te Minita mo Nga Take Maori, ara, “Koi nei te wa tuatahi kia whakanuia e te marautanga te mana o Te Reo Maori hai reo motuhake i raro i te ture”, a, he aha i hipa ai te rua tekau tau mai i te whakamanatanga o te Ture Reo Maori o te tau tahi mano, iwa rau, waru te kau ma whitu, katahi ano te Tahuhu o te Matauranga ka mohio, he mana ano to Te Reo Maori i raro i te ture?
- Translation: Has he read the Minister of Maori Affairs’ statement that “For the first time the curriculum also respects the status of te reo Maori as an official language”, and why has it taken twenty years since the Maori Language Act 1987 for education to recognise the status of te reo Maori as an official language?
11. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Conservation: What policy commitments will she be ensuring the Department of Conservation delivers on in the next twelve months?
12. Hon MARIAN HOBBS to the Minister of Conservation: What steps is the Government taking to ensure Kiwi families can better use the conservation estate?

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