23 Jun 2010

Question Time for 23 June 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:01 pm on 23 June 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Finance: Why did he allocate $4.8 million in the Budget to the Pacific Economic Development Agency rather than making that funding contestable? 2. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health:Does he agree that older New Zealanders who live in rest homes are among the most vulnerable in our society, and is he satisfied that all rest homes provide safe levels of care for residents, as they are required to do under the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001? 3. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealand's economic position? 4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Which state-owned enterprises have indicated to him a need for additional capital and what options is he considering to meet these needs? 5. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister of Police: How many DNA samples have the New Zealand Police taken from young people seventeen years old and under, over the last year; and what type of charges, if any, were laid against the young people who had DNA samples taken from them? 6. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Housing: Does he believe that all New Zealanders should have access to appropriate and affordable housing? 7. ALLAN PEACHEY to the Minister of Education: Why has she released the report of her Workforce Advisory Group for public discussion? 8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Does he stand by his statement in regard to restricted enrolments in some university courses that it "would not be ideal to see too much of this at this time"? 9. PAUL QUINN to the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What recent progress has the Government made towards its goal of settling historical Treaty of Waitangi claims by 2014? 10. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for ACC: Did ACC alert him that the acceptance rate for ACC funded counselling in the six months to 30 April 2010 was 11.9 percent, and if so when? 11. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Corrections:What progress is the Government making on its commitment to increase the number of prisoners receiving drug and alcohol treatment? 12. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Foreign Affairs:Is the Government committed to ratifying promptly the amendment to the Rome Statute reflecting the resolution adopted by the States Parties to the International Criminal Court at their review conference in Kampala on 11 June 2010, incorporating aggression as a justiciable crime?