16 Jun 2010

Question Time for 16 June 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 16 June 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: When did he first tell his Minister of Finance that he had ruled out ever initiating the privatisation of Kiwibank? 2. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his recent statements on health services? 3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: How do rising interest rates affect New Zealanders' cost of living? 4. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Are there any recommendations from the Public Health Advisory Committee's report on child health, The Best Start in Life, that he will not be implementing; if so, for what reason? 5. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by all of her statements? 6. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What money was committed under the Community Response Model in Budget 2010? 7. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Associate Minister of Education: Does she stand by the statement in her blog about Gifted Awareness Week that gifted and talented students are "often overlooked as the attention of parents, politicians and teaching professionals is often drawn to students who are getting into trouble or underachieving"; if so, what is she doing about it? 8. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Customs: What progress has the Government made on streamlining trans-Tasman travel? 9. SU'A WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs: Which individuals representing the Pacific Economic Development Agency, in addition to J R Pereira, has she met with since becoming Minister? 10. TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Housing: What recent announcements has he made regarding the Government's Housing Innovation Fund? 11. CAROL BEAUMONT to the Minister of Consumer Affairs: What evidence from the experience of the many other countries who use interest rate caps does she have to support her conclusion that interest rate caps are "not a viable solution" to the problem of fringe lending? 12. DAVID GARRETT to the Attorney-General: Will customary title give its iwi holders an effective veto over coastal activities such as aquaculture, building or extending a building over foreshore or seabed, and undertaking any excavation of the foreshore and seabed, given that customary title grants title holders "the right to permit activities that need a coastal permit or resource consent"?