6 May 2010

Question Time for 6 May 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:05 pm on 6 May 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister responsible for Whanau Ora: What is the significant change anticipated in the Whanau Ora approach? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for ACC: Does he accept ACC's new clinical pathway for victims of sexual abuse, introduced in October 2009 has drastically reduced the number of people who have been sexually abused who are approved by ACC for counselling? 3. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Finance: Will the Government in Budget 2010 continue to spend billions of dollars on the seven "Roads of National Significance" identified in the National Infrastructure Plan? 4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Which of the Government's proposals have been criticised by Treasury as representing poor value for money? 5. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all of his recent statements on health services? 6. Hon MARYAN STREET to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Does he stand by the decisions the Government has made with respect to funding Adult and Community Education? 7. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How many households switched electricity suppliers in March 2010? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: How important is it that parents receive plain English information on their children's progress against national standards? 9. CHRIS TREMAIN to the Minister of Police: What is the Government doing to ensure Police have the facilities they need to effectively serve New Zealand communities? 10. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Biosecurity: Does he have confidence in his Ministry's ability to protect New Zealand against biosecurity risks? 11. Hon TAU HENARE to the Associate Minister of Transport: What recent measures has the Government taken to improve the safety and monitoring of commercial pilots? 12. BRENDON BURNS to the Minister of Local Government: Does he favour the privatisation of local authorities' infrastructure?