6 Oct 2011

Question Time for 6 October 2011

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 6 October 2011

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister of Finance: Is it the Government's plan, if successful at the coming election, to run the economy like they have for the last three years or to run it differently; and why? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Are all New Zealanders better off after three years of his Government? 3. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Finance: How has the Government's economic plan over the past three years laid the foundations for a more competitive economy based on savings, exports and productive investment? 4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "the New Zealand ship is more seaworthy than it was three years ago" despite an extra 56,000 unemployed, $37 billion more debt, and lower GDP per capita? 5. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Police: Kua whiwhi i a ia he ripoata nō te Rōpū Whakatika Pirihimana e pā ana ki tō rātou uiui rangahau i ngā raweketanga tika tangata pea a ngā pirihimana i Te Urewera i te 15 o Whiringa-ā-nuku 2007? o Translation: Has she received any reports about the Independent Police Conduct Authority investigating possible violations of human rights that occurred from actions taken by the Police in the Urewera on 15 October 2007? 6. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: When will the Government respond to the Early Childhood Education Taskforce Report that was released on 1 June 2011? 7. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Health: What improvement has there been for patients needing elective surgery over the last three years? 8. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: What factors are taken into account in considering the minimum wage increase for New Zealand's lowest paid workers? 9. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister for the Environment: What practical environmental improvements has this Government achieved for households? 10. KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all the statements that she made and that were made on her behalf yesterday? 11. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What steps has the Government taken to reduce welfare dependency? 12. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Fisheries: Does he have confidence in New Zealand's fisheries management system, in particular, how it deals with bycatch?