21 Sep 2010

Question Time for 21 September 2010 (part 2)

From Parliament - Question Time, 3:06 pm on 21 September 2010

Questions to Ministers 5. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Justice: Does he stand by his statement in relation to the Sentencing and Parole Reform Act 2010 "I am very relaxed about where it ended up. I was involved in the negotiation of the policy right up to the end"? 6. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister for the Environment: Is he aware of the importance of Transmission Gully to the people of Mana and, if so, what steps is he taking to facilitate a timely process to consider this critical project? 7. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Commerce: Did any members of the Securities Commission declare potential conflicts of interest in respect of the recommendation to place Allan and Jean Hubbard into statutory management, and if so, on what date and in relation to what potential conflicts of interest? 8. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What compensation to superannuitants will be available from 1 October? 9. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: What assurances can he give the public that no one will be left unsafe in their own home due to "changes" in health policy? 10. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Does he stand by his statement, "today's students are the future of our economy and we can't afford to get this wrong"? 11. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: Is it still his position that the Government will not lower the blood alcohol content for adult drivers until the move is regarded as having wide public support, and specifically would need "three quarters support or more" before a change was made? 12. Hon RODNEY HIDE to the Attorney-General: Why didn't he follow ACT's advice to repeal the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 and use Parliament's power to put iwi back to their pre-2004 legal position so Māori could have their day in court? Questions to Members 1. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Member in charge of the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill: What is the purpose of the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill? 2. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Member in charge of the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill: Does he intend proposing any changes to the Electoral (Disqualification of Convicted Prisoners) Amendment Bill as reported back from select committee; if so, what?