2 Jul 2008

Question Time for 2 July 2008 Questions 1-6

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

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Questions to Ministers 1. JOHN KEY to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her statement, in relation to the Government's purchase of rail and ferry assets, that "we are not going into this to make money"? 2. Hon PAUL SWAIN to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any reports on privatisation of the ACC scheme? 3. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What were the findings of the Auditor-General's performance audit of ONTRACK? 4. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister for ACC: What reports has she received comparing the ACC scheme with Australian alternatives? 5. Dr WAYNE MAPP to the Minister of Defence: Why did he say on Sunday that he didn't know anything about the practice of Defence Force personnel seconded to the United Nations double-dipping on housing allowances, given that he approved answers to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee that stated "it has become apparent that there have been inconsistencies…relating to housing assistance provided by the NZDF to personnel seconded to the UN.", and that "The NZDF has suspended the provision of housing allowances to UN-seconded personnel."? 6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Will the results of the Reserve Bank initiative to pursue "options for alternative instruments" for monetary policy be made publicly available; and at whose behest was the addition of this initiative in the Reserve Bank's latest Statement of Intent?