27 Apr 2010

Question Time for 27 April 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:24 pm on 27 April 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget next month help New Zealanders and their families get ahead in this country? 2. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: How many whales, if any, does he believe it is acceptable to have hunted and killed in the Southern Ocean? 3. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement on the reorganisation of local government in Auckland that "The Government wants Aucklanders to have the maximum impact into the proposals"? 4. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister of Justice: What strategies have been introduced to respond to evidence that over the past decade Māori drinking prevalence rates have now reached the same level as non-Māori, and yet Māori report higher unmet needs for reducing alcohol consumption? 5. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister responsible for Whanau Ora: Does she stand by all her recent statements? 6. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture: What announcements has he made today regarding aquaculture reforms? 7. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that our total external debt "is clearly New Zealand's single biggest vulnerability"? 8. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received of improvements to front-line emergency ambulance services? 9. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for the Environment: Is he concerned that while the European Parliament has banned the use of methyl bromide, a highly toxic and ozone-depleting gas, New Zealand's use has increased by 500 percent since 2000, despite our commitment under the Montreal Protocol to reduce our use of the gas? 10. Hon PAREKURA HOROMIA to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Does he agree with the Prime Minister that the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples "will have no impact on New Zealand law"? 11. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Labour: Why is the Government amending legislation relating to rest and meal breaks? 12. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for ACC: Why does there need to be a review of ACC's Sensitive Claims Clinical Pathway to determine whether or not survivors of sexual abuse are receiving timely decision-making and services?