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Questions for Oral Answer - 21 Oct 2009

Published: Wed 21 Oct 2009 12:28 PM
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Questions to Ministers
1.CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What have been the Government’s priorities to ensure New Zealand comes out of recession and achieves sustainable medium-to long-term growth?
2.Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: When he is reported in the New Zealand Herald as saying that National had already looked into introducing competition in the ACC Work Account in some detail, what work has the Government actually done in considering who would benefit from it?
3.Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: Does he still stand by his policy to deliver better, sooner, and more convenient health care?
4.Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for ACC: What protocols and procedures, if any, are in place within ACC for children who have been sexually abused?
5.TIM MACINDOE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How is the Government’s Youth Opportunities Programme making a difference in New Zealand?
6.Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister for ACC: What representations, if any, did he receive from the Minister of Health in regard to any increased costs to the Health budget as a result of ACC changes?
7.ALLAN PEACHEY to the Minister of Transport: What progress has the Government made in tackling illegal street racing?
8.Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: Does he agree with the Employers and Manufacturers Association which says employers are wary about any move to re-introduce an open competitive market for ACC because the last time there was a private market for ACC it turned into a ‘bunfight’ between insurers?
9.Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: Does he have any concerns regarding the membership of the Tax Working Group?
10.CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he stand by his statement that the changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme make the scheme “workable and affordable”?
11.MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Corrections: What recent announcements has she made on employment training skills for prisoners?
12.LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by his statement last Thursday that “In respect of the member’s claims that people in Wellington are making decisions about such counselling, I assure the member that those decisions are being made by properly qualified psychiatrists and others who have the clinical skills to make them”?
Questions to Members
1.CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: How many submissions were received by the committee on the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill?
2.CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: When did the committee begin hearing oral submissions on the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill?
3.CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Chairperson of the Finance and Expenditure Committee: What, respectively, are the most and the least amounts of notice given to a submitter for an invitation to appear before the committee on 15 October to speak to their submission on the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill?
ENDS

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