2 Jun 2010

Question Time for 2 June 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:12 pm on 2 June 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Revenue: What benefits did the Budget 2010 tax package deliver for New Zealanders and the economy? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with all recent statements by his Minister of Finance; if so, why? 3. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Education: He aha ngā pūrongo, mēnā rā kua whiwhi i a ia ki te whakahē i tā te amorangi o te Kura Māori o te Whare Wānanga o Wikitoria, a Peter Adds, i kōrero nei, kei te taumaha te nohotahi o te iwi nātemea, kei te hē te aronga o te hītori e whakaakongia nei i rō kura; ā, hei tāna hoki, kāore te whakatikatika o te marautanga ina tata nei i paku whakatika i te tino raru; ā, he aha te kōrero o aua pūrongo? o Translation: What reports, if any, has she received to dispute claims from the head of Victoria University's School of Māori Studies, Peter Adds, that the way New Zealand history is taught in schools is hurting race relations and that recent changes to the curriculum had not fixed the fundamental problem; and what was the content of those reports? 4. Hon JIM ANDERTON to the Prime Minister: Is it Government policy not to sell State-owned assets in the future? 5. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Corrections: Has she received any progress reports on the Government's commitment to boost the literacy and numeracy skills of prisoners? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement to the House yesterday that the Budget projects wages to grow faster than inflation; if so, how does he explain the table on page 160 of Budget documents B.2 and B.3? 7. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Will the Government call for the immediate lifting of Israel's economic blockade of Gaza; if not, why not? 8. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Prime Minister: Does he believe that blind trusts are a legitimate way for Ministers to manage real or perceived conflicts of interest because they ensure that a Minister cannot know what assets they own at any point in time? 9. MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Transport: What reports has he received updating him on the early results of the anti-drugged driving legislation passed last year? 10. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement "No one will be left unsafe or unable to manage on their own as a result of the changes"? 11. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister for Building and Construction: What progress has been made on the Government's leaky homes package? 12. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all her statements on education?