28 Oct 2009

Question time for 28 October 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 28 October 2009

1. Hon PHIL GOFF (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "Let's have teachers taking less of a pay rise so it can be put toward education support staff"? 2. AARON GILMORE (National) to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on how the New Zealand economy is placed coming out of the recession? 3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE (Labour-New Lynn) to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his recent statements? 4. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader-Green) to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is her response to New Zealand's inequality ranking in the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report 2009? 5. Hon RUTH DYSON (Labour-Port Hills) to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by his statement "The board is saying we need to invest in cost-effective programmes for injury prevention and not just in any old programmes."? 6. JO GOODHEW (National-Rangitata) to the Minister for the Environment: Will he use his powers under section 24A of the Resource Management Act 1991 to investigate the poor performance of Environment Canterbury? 7. Hon DAVID PARKER (Labour) to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by all his statements on ACC? 8. KATRINA SHANKS (National) to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What recent reports has she received on the management of sickness and invalids benefits? 9. BRENDON BURNS (Labour-Christchurch Central) to the Minister of Broadcasting: What reports, if any, has he received from the board of TVNZ on the estimated market value of the airtime for the advertisement featuring the Hon Bill English promoting TVNZ 7's Spotlight on the Economy series that is being run 130 times on TV One, 2, 6 and 7? 10. NICKY WAGNER (National) to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received in relation to improving residential care for the aged? 11. Hon TREVOR MALLARD (Labour-Hutt South) to the Minister of Labour: What has happened since compulsory rest and meal breaks for employees came into effect this year, which has led to her proposing changes to that legislation? 12. PAUL QUINN (National) to the Minister for Economic Development: What is the Government doing to achieve better value for money in Government procurement?