13 Sep 2011

Question Time for 13 September 2011

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 13 September 2011

Questions to Ministers 1. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Finance: What are the implications for New Zealand's economy from the current turmoil in European financial markets? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Which Minister, if any, has responsibility for issues related to overcrowding in downtown Auckland and transport issues at last Friday's Rugby World Cup opening? 3. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Health: What progress has the Government made towards ensuring all eligible New Zealand four-year-olds get a B4 School health check? 4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "the Government prioritised funding increases to health and education, in part because we recognise the fundamental role these public services play in lifting children out of poverty"; if so, how many children are expected to be lifted out of poverty as a result of this year's funding? 5. AMY ADAMS to the Minister for the Environment: What recent reports has he received regarding improvements in water management in Canterbury following the Government's decision to appoint commissioners in 2010? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: How much money has his Government borrowed since coming to office? 7. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What progress has been made to better streamline the way the Government contracts with social services? 8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Health: What advice, if any, has he sought or received on the contracting of Mervyn English and Paul McCormack to work in the Ministry of Health? 9. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Conservation: What events are being held to celebrate Conservation Week this week? 10. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all his previous statements regarding the preparedness of Auckland's public transport systems for the Rugby World Cup? 11. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: Is he confident the Government has done everything possible to provide sufficient, high-quality bus, rail and ferry services during the Rugby World Cup? 12. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by his statement "I gave a commitment to the families at Pike River that I'd do everything I could to get their men out and I stand by that"; if so, will he commit to funding the recovery of bodies when a plan to do so is established?