22 Jul 2010

Question Time for 22 July 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 22 July 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on the performance of the Community Max scheme? 2. AARON GILMORE to the Minister of Finance: What is the main economic challenge facing New Zealand and how is this being addressed by the Government's comprehensive economic programme? 3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: By what amount will the cancellation of the Government's plans to mine sensitive conservation land reduce GDP growth projections in the next five years? 4. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture: What recent announcements has he made about aquaculture? 5. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Is he comfortable with the numerous announcements of health cuts in the last 20 months? 6. JO GOODHEW to the Minister for Economic Development: How will the Government's procurement reforms provide value for money? 7. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he agree with the Dominion Post article "From step change to a giant U-turn" regarding the Government's plans for mining and what plans in his capacity as Minister for Economic Development does he have to replace that step change? 8. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister of Justice: How many on-the-spot police safety orders for victims of domestic violence have been issued since the Government's amendments to the Domestic Violence Act came into force on 1 July 2010? 9. CAROL BEAUMONT to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: Does she think that there is a serious problem with fringe lenders who are lending to vulnerable consumers at extremely high rates of interest or in an irresponsible manner? 10. DAVID CLENDON to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he agree with Crown Minerals' testimony to the Waitangi Tribunal's inquiry into the management of the petroleum resource, which confirmed that the Crown has an obligation under international law and the Treaty of Waitangi to investigate claims of customary rights? 11. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How much funding has been granted to date under the biodiesel grants scheme and is he satisfied with the scheme's progress? 12. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Transport: What efficiency improvements is the Government making to the road transport system?