30 Jun 2010

Question Time for 30 June 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:01 pm on 30 June 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What challenges are there in the economy to creating permanent and sustainable jobs? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that after his tax switch New Zealanders will "be no worse off, and for the vast bulk they will be better off"? 3. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Did he tell Mr McPartlin in Blenheim last night that, "if you're not happy with us or believe climate change is a load of nonsense then at next year's election vote for a party that doesn't want an ETS". 4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for ACC: Does he think the huge culture change within ACC has gone too far? 5. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Women's Affairs: Does she stand by her statement to the House on 18 June 2009 that the Government "will leave no stone unturned" in trying to close the gender pay gap? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: How can the vast majority of Kiwi households be better off after the Budget? 7. SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Justice: What reports has he received in response to the range of initiatives for victims of crime that he launched yesterday? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: When she said that "This is a bedding-in year for the Standards and feedback from parents is vital", did she include the feedback from the more than 37,000 New Zealanders who have signed a petition expressing deep concern with the Government's National Standards policy? 9. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What reports has he received on changes in investments that are good for New Zealand and will help reduce emissions? 10. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister of Health: How many reports of drug and alcohol rehabilitation or treatment centres closing down or considering closing down has he received since becoming the Minister of Health? 11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has the Government made with respect to a bowel cancer screening pilot for New Zealanders? 12. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Housing: Does he believe that all New Zealanders should have access to appropriate and affordable housing?