13 Oct 2009

Question Time for 13 October 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:50 pm on 13 October 2009

1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his statements? 2. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on New Zealand's economic performance? 3. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he still stand by his policy to deliver better, sooner, and more convenient health care? 4. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does he support a liability regime for the assessment and clean-up of toxic sites that is both fair and clearly defined? 5. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement that "the Government has taken prompt action to crack down on violent crime"? 6. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for ACC: What has contributed to ACC's reported financial result of a $4.8 billion loss for the 2008/09 year on top of the $2.4 billion loss for the 2007/08 year? 7. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: Does he agree with the reported statement from the Prime Minister which says "the public needed to tell the Government how much they wanted to pay in increased levies, compared with an extension of the scheme"? 8. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister of Justice: What legislative measures is the Government taking to tackle 'P'? 9. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: On what basis did he select the papers on the changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme to be included for release last Friday 9 October 2009? 10. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Civil Defence: What steps is the Government taking to ensure that the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management responds effectively to civil defence emergencies? 11. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister of Broadcasting: Is he satisfied with the quality of the investigation by NZ On Air into the TV series "Asia Downunder" as reported on 21 May 2009; if so, why? 12. Hon Sir ROGER DOUGLAS to the Minister for ACC: Why is he persisting with many of the previous government's ACC policies at an "increasing" cost to the country, and when will he implement National's policy of opening it up to competition?