9 Nov 2010

Question Time for 9 November 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:20 pm on 9 November 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How many fewer people were unemployed at the end of the September 2010 quarter compared to the September 2009 quarter, according to the Household Labour Force Survey? 2. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What are the implications for New Zealand of current developments in international economies and financial markets? 3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement: "we came into office with a very sound plan to lift New Zealand's economic performance"? 4. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made at Kenepuru Hospital to provide more services for patients? 5. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: What is the breakdown of the $22,000 spent by the New Zealand Transport Agency for consultation meetings outlining the proposed route of the new State Highway 1 through Kapiti that have now been postponed until possibly after the Mana by-election? 6. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Women's Affairs: Is she satisfied with progress towards her goals of getting more women in leadership and closing the gender pay gap following the release of the New Zealand Census of Women's Participation 2010, which records a backwards slide? 7. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Customs: What steps has the Government taken to address the importation of pharmaceutical products used to manufacture 'P'? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: Does she agree with Te Ururoa Flavell when he said "Unlike National Standards in mainstream schooling, Nga Whanaketanga has been trialled and has a direct connection to the curriculum"; and if not, why not? 9. Hon RODNEY HIDE to the Attorney-General: Is it government policy through the proposed Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill to enable the Minister responsible to recognise customary marine title by agreement with an applicant group; if so, which parts, if any, of New Zealand's foreshore and seabed could not be applied for under the proposed Act? 10. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: Is a focus of the ACC scheme still to support the needs of injured New Zealanders? 11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Kei te ngata a ia ki te whakahaerenga o te rautaki me te pūtea tautoko mō Te Reo Māori? o Translation: Is he satisfied with the management of the Te Reo Māori strategy and funding? 12. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Police: What reports has she received on the rollout of the Police's new digital radio network?