8 Sep 2009

Question time for 8 September 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:10 pm on 8 September 2009

1.CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy? 2.Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: What advice did he personally receive from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade before recommitting SAS troops to Afghanistan? 3.CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has he made regarding legal aid? 4.Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports, if any, has she received on the effect increasing workloads would have on regional Child, Youth and Family staff? 5.MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister for ACC: What accident and injury data has led the Accident Compensation Corporation this week to run a high profile campaign on improving safety in the home? 6.Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he still stand by his policy to deliver better, sooner, and more convenient health care? 7.CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for Building and Construction: What is he doing to improve building quality and reduce unnecessary bureaucracy? 8.Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Police: Did she approve the line by line report of 3 February 2009, prepared for her by the New Zealand Police and entitledÂ"Value for Money and Budget 09: Line by Line ReviewÂ", for submission to the Minister of Finance? 9.KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Senior Citizens: What is the Government doing to be kept informed on issues that affect older New Zealanders? 10.Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: How many, if any, projects have had their priority downgraded in the recently-announced National Land Transport Programme? 11.METIRIA TUREI to the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services: Can he confirm that under his proposed new rules Government ministers will be given a lump sum of up to $37,500 a year to pay for accommodation in Wellington, and will ministers be able to pocket any of the public money they do not spend? 12.Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Conservation: What input did he have to possible changes to the mining prohibition in national parks currently provided by Schedule 4 of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, prior to the Minister for Energy and Resources' announcement during his address to the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 2009 on 26 August 2009?