19 Aug 2009

Question Time for 19 August 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:02 pm on 19 August 2009

1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 2. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What will be required to produce balanced growth in the economy over the next few years? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 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? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 4. ALLAN PEACHEY to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made about sport in schools? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 5. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister of Immigration: On what day was Immigration New ZealandÂ's investigation file concerning Kanwaljit Bakshi made over to the New Zealand Police? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 6. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Can she guarantee that access to benefits and allowances will not be reduced in this term of Government? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 7. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Police: Has she received any reports from the Police regarding methamphetamine? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 8. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister for Sport and Recreation: Will he guarantee that no schools will be financially worse off as a result of the GovernmentÂ's Kiwisport initiative; if not, why not? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 9. Hon RODNEY HIDE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: How much lower would New ZealandÂ's net CO2 equivalent emissions be in 2020 as a result of the Emissions Trading Scheme as currently legislated compared with the business-as-usual case represented by the green line in figure five in his MinistryÂ's document New ZealandÂ's 2020 Emissions Target? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 10. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Local Government: Does he support the right of Aucklanders to decide on the future ownership of publicly owned assets under the Super City? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 11. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister of Finance: What policy solutions are being considered to respond to the comments of the Tax Working Group regarding GST, thatÂ"Increasing the rate could impact on lower-income or vulnerable households, especially in the short runÂ"? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt; 12. TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Housing: What is the Government doing to assist people into home ownership? and lt;br / and gt; and lt;br / and gt;