10 Sep 2009

Question time for 10 September 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:12 pm on 10 September 2009

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statementÂ"ItÂ's essential that we build our road to recovery on investment and exportsÂ"?; 2. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister of Justice: Is it Government policy for parents giving their children a light smack for the purpose of correction to be breaking the law; if not, what is the GovernmentÂ's policy? 3. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received about how New Zealand is emerging from the recession? 4. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he still stand by his policy to deliver better, sooner, and more convenient health care? 5. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for the Environment: What steps is the Government taking to ensure a smooth transition in the implementation of the first phase of the resource management reforms? 6. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Police: Does she agree with all of the recent statements made by herself, the Prime Minister and the New Zealand Police in regard to reviews currently being undertaken by the New Zealand Police; if not, which statements does she disagree with? 7. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What announcements have been made in relation to rural broadband? 8. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services: What conditions must be met before it is permissible to lease a home from a family trust for use as a ministerial residence? 9. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What announcements has she made to better protect New ZealandÂ's vulnerable children? 10. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister of Tourism: What is the value of New ZealandÂ's clean green brand to our tourism economy? 11. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of State Services: Is he satisfied with the application of theÂ"GovernmentÂ's Expectations for Pay and Employment Conditions in the State SectorÂ"released in February this year? 12. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister for Land Information: Pehea te rahi o nga whenua kua tangohia ai i raro i te ture Public Works ara, e hia te wariu o aua whenua? Translation: How much land has been taken under the Public Works Act and what would be the value of the land?