22 Apr 2010

Question Time for 22 April 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 22 April 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: On what date did Cabinet decide to support the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and what did Cabinet believe the impact of such a decision would be? 2. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget next month ensure Government spending delivers value for taxpayers and better public services for New Zealanders? 3. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements on health services? 4. JOHN HAYES to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What progress has the Government made on the rural broadband initiative? 5. Hon JIM ANDERTON to the Associate Minister of Health: How many times in 2009 did he meet with representatives of the liquor industry and what were the dates of these meetings? 6. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What are the job titles of the three Burmese Government officials sponsored via the Minister of Foreign Affairs to study in New Zealand, and what checks were made by the Ministry to ensure that the officials had not held "controversial roles" in the Burmese regime? 7. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister of Agriculture: What reports, if any, has he recently received on the position of New Zealand's agricultural industry in the global market place? 8. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture: What announcements has he recently made regarding research into recreational fishing? 9. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Transport: What advice, if any, did he receive about truck driver safety before amending the Land Transport Rule for vehicle dimensions and mass to allow heavier trucks on our roads? 10. DAVID GARRETT to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Did the Government inform Māori Television that he was flying to New York to speak to the UN; if so, on what date? 11. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement to the House on 1 April, 2009 that "quality early childhood education and care is a high priority for the Government"? 12. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister for Economic Development: What support is the Government giving to encourage the development of the aquaculture industry in New Zealand?