2 Jul 2008

Question Time for 2 July 2008 Questions 7-12

From Parliament - Question Time, 3:00 pm on 2 July 2008

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER Wednesday, 2 July 2008 Questions to Ministers 7. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Health: Why are lower North Island district health boards planning a drastic proposal to downgrade regional hospitals in the lower North Island and to "cluster" acute services in Wellington and one other site? 8. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Agriculture: Why did the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry make a submission to Horizons Regional Council opposing a draft standard requiring all rivers and streams in the Manawatu-Wanganui region to be safe for swimming? 9. ANNE TOLLEY to the Minister of Education: Does he have confidence in the Ministry of Education; if so, why? 10. Hon TARIANA TURIA to the Minister of Conservation: What assurances can she give that relocation of the moko skinks from Whangamata Marina site will not affect a species categorised as "sparse" in the North Island Skink Recovery Plan 2002-2012? 11. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister responsible for Climate Change Issues: Does he agree that the statement by Australian Climate Change Minister Penny Wong "The introduction of emissions trading will constitute the most significant economic and structural reform undertaken in Australia since the trade liberalisation of the 1980s" also applies to the New Zealand economy? 12. LESLEY SOPER to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on the success of Primary Health Organisations?