14 Oct 2009

Question time for 14 October 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:02 pm on 14 October 2009

1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received about the Government's financial position? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "I certainly would describe my style as open and transparent"? 3. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: Why has the Government approved a plan to invest $22 million over three years to help treat methamphetamine users? 4. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister for the Rugby World Cup: What discussions, if any, has he had with Rugby World Cup Limited on broadcasting rights for Rugby World Cup 2011, and what consultation has he undertaken on that issue? 5. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister for ACC: What changes is the Government making to ACC to make it more affordable, sustainable and fair? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements? 7. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: How is the Government planning to improve broadband services in rural areas? 8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: What is the estimated whole-of-life cost to ACC of all new claims made in the financial year ended 30 June 2009? 9. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What was the value of oil exports in the 2008 calendar year? 10. BRENDON BURNS to the Minister of Broadcasting: When did the Government decide to offer financial support to a TVNZ-led bid to gain the free-to-air rights for the Rugby World Cup? 11. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: How much did the Government pay Westpac in bank fees in the last financial year and how much does the Government currently have on deposit with them? 12. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister of Broadcasting: On what dates did he meet with NZ On Air between 1 May this year and today?