5 Aug 2010

Question Time for 5 August 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 5 August 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How many houses have been insulated through the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart home insulation scheme? 2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "the employment rate in New Zealand is actually higher than it is in Australia"? 3. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Agriculture: Is he confident that the Pork Industry Board is fulfilling its core functions of increasing the demand for New Zealand pork products and maintaining the confidence of consumers of pork products; if so, why? 4. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister for Economic Development: Why, when he replied "Yes" to whether he had targets or milestones to achieve income parity with Australia by 2025, will he not share those milestones with New Zealanders? 5. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Police: What are the Police doing to help ensure that victims of crime get the support they need as soon as possible? 6. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: Did he consider opinion polls about public views on cutting the blood alcohol limit for driving, and what role, if any, did it play in the Government's decision not to lower that limit? 7. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Agriculture: What measures has the Government recently taken to implement a fairer approach to high country pastoral leases? 8. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister of Health: Does he think neurosurgery services should be retained at Dunedin Hospital? 9. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Housing: What are the current challenges the Government is facing with housing? 10. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Does she agree with the Prime Minister's statement on the 90-day scheme that "employers have generally acted responsibly and workers have been treated fairly"? 11. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Transport: How is work progressing on the Kopu Bridge, one year since construction began? 12. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement "if you know which websites to go to you can get access to high quality advice"?