22 Oct 2009

Question time for 22 October 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:07 pm on 22 October 2009

1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he expect all his Ministers to comply with paragraphs 2.50 to 2.96 of the Cabinet Manual; if not, why not? 2. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What are the financial challenges currently facing this Government? 3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he support the principle of full funding of future crown liabilities as for example in ACC? 4. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Police: What steps has the Government taken to tackle illegal street racing? 5. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: Are the regional mayors who have said they will have less money than they had planned for to undertake transport projects wrong; if so, why? 6. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister for the Environment: Does he think the public should be consulted about the location of cell phone towers in their community before they are put up? 7. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What progress has the Government made on its initiative to roll out ultra-fast broadband in urban areas? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: What will be the change in the Government's support for professional advice for science in primary schools between 2009 and 2010? 9. DAVID GARRETT to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he stand by his statement in the House yesterday "in respect of Australia, there is a complete ban on any deforestation of pre-1990 forests", if so, why? 10. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for Disability Issues: Does she stand by all her statements as Minister for Disability Issues on the Q and A programme? 11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Associate Minister of Education: Kua whakawhiwhia anotia ki tetahi tauira Maori e kuraina ana i nga kura nohanga Maori he karahipi Aspire?; ki te kore, he aha ai? Translation: Has any Maori student who attends a Maori boarding school received an Aspire scholarship?; if not, why not? 12. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Fisheries: What recent decisions has the Ministry of Fisheries made in regard to marine farming applications?