24 Nov 2010

Question Time for 24 November 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 24 November 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. AARON GILMORE to the Minister of Finance: What does he believe will be the main features of the economic recovery under the Government's programme to encourage more savings and investment? 2. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "the Government is playing its part by spending billions on infrastructure, which is underpinning the employment of thousands of skilled and unskilled people"? 3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: In light of reports that Taeaomanino Trust, which the Ministry of Social Development has given funding to, is under investigation by police relating to allegations of misappropriation of money, will she undertake a full inquiry into the activities of the trust; if not, why not? 4. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Police: What reports has she received on the Government's efforts to confiscate the proceeds of crime? 5. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Can he guarantee the provision of child cancer services in Wellington? 6. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister for the Environment: What progress has there been in building a network of Kura Taiao-Enviro-Schools as negotiated by the Māori Party in the Emissions Trading Scheme package of concessions announced on 23 November 2009? 7. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all of her statements and commitments in relation to resourcing the New Zealand Police? 8. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What further progress has been made on the Waikato Expressway Road of National Significance? 9. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "We want a tax system that tilts the economy towards work, investment and savings and away from the unsustainable borrowing, consumption and over investment in housing of the past decade"? 10. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: When she said in her reply to question 11 yesterday "the Education Act is not the appropriate place for these types of regulations", had she considered which legislation would be appropriate to ensure that carers in gyms and shopping mall crèches have had a police check; if so, what is that legislation? 11. MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Immigration: What major changes in immigration legislation are being implemented on 29 November this year? 12. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Prime Minister: On how many occasions has he approved overseas travel for Hon Pansy Wong since the last election? Questions to Members 1. Hon JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Chairperson of the Māori Affairs Committee: How many submissions have been received on the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill, and how many of these submitters have requested to be heard in person?