27 Aug 2009

Question time for 27 August 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:24 pm on 27 August 2009

1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by the answer given on his behalf that the National-led Government has a strong relationship with its support partners? ; 2. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How many young people will benefit from the Governments youth programmes announced yesterday? 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. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What support is being offered to Maori training providers to remain viable, following cuts to the Training Opportunities Programmes? 5. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What investments have been announced today in New Zealands land transport network? 6. Hon MARYAN STREET to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What consultation did she undertake in preparation for the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill? 7. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister of Police: Who decides what the operational tolerances are when deciding whether to investigate or prosecute people for smacking children? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Labour: Does she stand by all answers to supplementary questions given on her behalf in the House yesterday; if not, which were not accurate? 9. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister of Corrections: Is she aware of any initiatives to increase capacity at existing prisons? 10. BRENDON BURNS to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that his review of the Drinking Water Assistance Programme to see if it aligns with Government priorities and provide(s) value for money in the health sector will mean only the poorest of communities will soon be eligible for already funded money to make their water safe to drink? 11. SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What progress is the Government making towards its goal of settling historical Treaty claims by 2014? 12. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he share the concerns of the New Zealand Grain Council that New Zealands use of a million tonnes of palm kernel to feed dairy cows is aiding and abetting the destruction of the South East Asian jungle habitat, and the concerns of Federated Farmers that palm kernel is also threatening the viability of [New Zealand] maize production for stock feed; if so, what course of action will he take to address these concerns?