17 Jun 2010

Question time for 17 June 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 17 June 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. AARON GILMORE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Finance: Was the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs correct when she said the Minister of Finance had met with the Pacific Economic Development Agency "on several occasions"; if so, who did he meet? 3. JOHN HAYES to the Minister for the Environment: What steps is the Government taking to reduce the amount of rural plastic waste being burnt, buried or ending up as countryside litter? 4. SU'A WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs: Did she receive advice from her Ministry in relation to the Pacific Economic Development Agency proposal; if so, when? 5. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Police: Can she provide a report on any recent initiatives to improve the support provided to victims of child abuse? 6. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: Is he satisfied with the four-week hearing-loss regulations consultation timeframe? 7. COLIN KING to the Minister of Agriculture: What reports has he recently received on the state of New Zealand's primary sector? 8. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by all her statements? 9. JO GOODHEW to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received about traders acting fraudulently when presented with Work and Income vouchers? 10. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Are her policies aspirational for New Zealand workers? 11. DAVID CLENDON to the Minister for the Environment: How many additional people, if any, would die prematurely or be hospitalised if the National Environmental Standard for Air Quality is changed and delayed according to his preferred options? 12. BRENDON BURNS to the Minister of Health: What responsibility, if any, does he accept for the continuing exposure of one in six New Zealanders to unsafe drinking water?