18 Aug 2009

Question time for 18 August 2009 (part 1)

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:02 pm on 18 August 2009

1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his reported comments to Papanui High School principal Denis Pyatt when asked if his Government had seriously underestimated the impact of Adult Community Education cutbacks on communities that "You're probably right"; if not, why not? 2. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister for Infrastructure: What measures is the Government taking to improve New Zealand's infrastructure? 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. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How many houses were retrofitted in the first month of the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart home insulation scheme? 5. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Corrections: Does she agree with the recent comment by the Minister of Finance in regard to private prisons:"this is not about ideology: Private sector involvement will only happen where it makes sense."?