2 Sep 2008

Question Time For 2 September 2008

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:05 pm on 2 September 2008

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER Tuesday, 2 September 2008 Questions to Ministers 1. Hon MARK GOSCHE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on support for the tax cuts legislated for on Budget night 2008? 2. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: On how many separate occasions did she discuss with Rt Hon Winston Peters the issue of a donation from Mr Owen Glenn, and what responses did she get from Mr Peters that gave her the confidence to retain him as a minister? 3. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Does he agree with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere, Mark Solomon, that the Emissions Trading Scheme represents a significant threat to both the integrity and finality of their 1998 settlement; if not, why? 4. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement in relation to the National Party that "it's almost certain they got a tip from the Serious Fraud Office that it was about to move"; if so, why? 5. Hon PAUL SWAIN to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What reports has he received on reaction to proposals to extend high-speed broadband uptake in New Zealand? 6. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied that as this Government's parliamentary term comes to an end, New Zealanders are getting the hospital services they can reasonably expect; and why? 7. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Broadcasting: Would he expect to be advised by TVNZ if TVNZ recorded allegations of illegal behaviour; and has he received any such advice? 8. SIMON POWER to the Minister of Corrections: Does she agree with the Prime Minister's statement with regard to the rising prison population that "The criminal justice system cannot go on as it is"; if so, why? 9. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Health: What steps, if any, is the Minister taking to ensure the safety and wellbeing of patients at Auckland Hospital's acute psychiatric unit? 10. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Energy: Does the Government still intend to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards for incandescent light bulbs? 11. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister for ACC: Has she received any reports from medical professionals about potential changes to the ACC system? 12. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Is he satisfied that the new passport microchips are tamper-proof; if not, why not?