29 Apr 2010

Question Time for 29 April 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 29 April 2010

Question to Ministers 1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by all her statements? 2. CHRIS TREMAIN to the Minister of Finance: What will be the main focus of the Budget next month and how will this build on the success of Budget 2009? 3. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by all his recent statements on ACC's new clinical pathway for victims of sexual abuse? 4. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements on health services? 5. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Can he confirm that Cabinet was advised on 14 September last year that "the overall credibility […] and effectiveness of the NZ ETS" may be at risk by "harmonising with an overseas scheme that has not yet been finalised"? 6. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How will the objectives of the Welfare Working Group protect the needs of New Zealand's most vulnerable citizens? 7. SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Police: Has she received any reports on operations by the Police to stamp out the illicit drugs trade in New Zealand? 8. KELVIN DAVIS to the Associate Minister of Education: Did he agree to the decision to give seven new wharekura base funding of $50,000, compared to the $130,000 base funding that a composite school with fewer than 250 students would normally be entitled to? 9. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: How many hectares have been planted in trees in New Zealand since the Emissions Trading Scheme came into effect in 2008, and what is the estimated present day value of the credits of those plantings? 10. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: What decisions has she made on operational funding in the education sector? 11. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister of Justice: When will the Government put legislation in place to limit the number of alcohol outlets in poor communities and give communities a say as to whether they support having an alcohol outlet? 12. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How many unique visitors did the RightLight website have in its first six months of operation?