25 Aug 2009

Question Time for 25 August 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 25 August 2009

1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Is he committed as Prime Minister to consulting with and listening to people prior to making decisions which impact on their lives? 2. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What steps has the Government taken to ensure the stability of the financial system? 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. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Transport: Is he confident that at least part of Aucklands electric rail system will be rolling in time to help move the 75,000 international visitors and countless Kiwi fans expected for the 2011 Rugby World Cup? 5. Hon PAREKURA HOROMIA to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Does he consider advisory boards a good substitute for Maori seats on the Auckland City Council, like Hon John Key who said I do not accept the view that some sort of advisory board or some sort of participation board would be a sop; if not, why not? 6. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on the Governments Job Ops scheme? 7. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: How will the proposed changes to the treatment of sensitive claims meet the legal requirements of the ACC scheme to provide for a fair and sustainable scheme for managing personal injury that has, as its overriding goals, minimising both the overall incidence of injury in the community, and the impact of injury on the community? 8. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Trade: What recent developments have there been in furthering New Zealands international trade agenda? 9. Hon MARYAN STREET to the Minister for Tertiary Education: Will she reconsider her decision to cut $13 million from Adult Community Education delivered through high schools and the community organisations they support; if not, why not? 10. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Broadcasting: What practical steps is the Government taking towards the switch over to digital television? 11. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Local Government: Are there any issues other than Maori representation in local government that he believes are matters of principle and therefore worth resigning over? 12. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister of Housing: What progress has the Government made with fulfilling the establishment of an Options and Advice service?