14 Oct 2010

Question Time for 14 October 2010

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:05 pm on 14 October 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Government's financial position? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Alan Bollard who said that the economic recovery is proving "brittle, uncertain, and full of surprises"? 3. PAUL QUINN to the Minister of Justice: Has he recently referred any projects to the Law Commission; if so, what? 4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement "this Government came into office with a plan to lift New Zealand's economic performance"? 5. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Corrections: What advice has she received about the level of employment training in New Zealand prisons? 6. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he still stand by his statement in relation to health funding that "the important thing is not how much extra money they're getting - it's what extra services you are getting as a taxpayer"? 7. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for ACC: What progress has the Government made in addressing the financial losses reported by ACC of $2.4 billion in 2007/08 and $4.8 billion in 2008/09? 8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for Land Information: How many farm sales to overseas purchasers has he declined since he became the Minister? 9. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister of Civil Defence: What is happening over Get Ready Week? 10. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement about possible responses by early childhood education providers to the funding shortfall they are facing that, "I would be really disappointed if the first thing they did was increase their charges"? 11. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Transport: Will he support an inquiry into the impacts of oil price shocks on the economy, including the transport sector; if not, why not? 12. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Does she stand by the statement made on her behalf on 22 September 2010 in relation to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 2), "the Government made sure there were adequate protections in the bill in a number of areas in terms of the trial period"?