29 Jul 2010

Question Time for 29 July 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:05 pm on 29 July 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Finance: What measures has the Government taken to achieve faster economic growth and to help hard-working New Zealanders get ahead? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "this Government is not prepared to turn its back on our most vulnerable citizens when they most need our help"? 3. SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on the Tauranga Eastern Link Road of National Significance? 4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: How much does Treasury forecast inflation will rise to in the year to March 2011, and what policy changes will contribute to this rise? 5. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Building and Construction: What progress has been made on cutting red tape in the building sector? 6. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Is he comfortable with the numerous announcements of health cuts in the last 20 months? 7. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Agriculture: Is he taking any action in response to reports that the Pork Industry Board sought to avoid the public embarrassment of reporting conditions in New Zealand piggeries by deliberately evading the Official Information Act; if not, why not? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Labour: Does she agree with all the Prime Minister's statements on employment relations? 9. PAUL QUINN to the Minister of Corrections: What progress has been made to recruit sufficient Probation Officers to meet the growth in the number of offenders serving their sentences in the community? 10. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he agree with the Sydney Morning Herald headline "NZ wage gap with Australia widens"? 11. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What reports has she received on the success of Youth Parliament 2010? 12. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister of Trade: What steps, if any, is he taking to manage his interests in the 40,000 shares he owns through a trust in New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay Ltd to dispel any perception of a conflict of interest as Minister of Trade?