6 Aug 2008

Question Time for 6th August 2008 (Part 1)

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 6 August 2008

Questions to ministers: 1• JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement she made yesterday, in relation to debt to GDP ratios that, "over the forecast period of the Budget that the Labour Government has delivered these debt to GDP ratios are consistently falling"; if so, why? 2• Hon PAUL SWAIN to the Minister of Finance: What action has the Government taken to restore and increase the level of New Zealand Superannuation? 3• Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Justice: What is the Government's policy on state funding for political parties? 4• SUE BRADFORD to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is the Government's current policy on how Work and Income staff should treat beneficiaries? 5• RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What further action, if any, has he taken since I first asked last week, to ensure Governments in the Pacific region are honest, transparent, and accountable?