5 Jul 2011

Question Time for 5 July 2011

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 5 July 2011

Questions to Ministers 1. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement about equal pay for women: "The law at the moment actually provides quite clearly that it's against the law to discriminate on the basis of gender"? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Is his proposal to sell shares in public assets like power companies an essential part of his plan to pay off debt and aid economic recovery; if not, what is it intended to do? 3. AMY ADAMS to the Minister for Infrastructure: What progress is the Government making with its multi-billion dollar infrastructure programme? 4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "I am prepared to commit Government resources to try to lift children out of poverty"; if so, what priority has he put on the eradication of child poverty in New Zealand? 5. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Education: What recent milestones have been reached in connecting rural schools to ultra-fast broadband? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the analysis by Brian Gaynor in the New Zealand Herald in 1999 that foreign buyers during the asset sales of the late 80s and 90s enjoyed a return of more than $13 billion in the first 12 years following the sales, and would he be happy for similar large profits to once again be lost overseas under the current Government's asset sales policy? 7. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on the Western Ring Route Road of National Significance? 8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Acting Minister for Economic Development: Did the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachheads advisory board in China resign en masse the week before last; if so, for what reasons? 9. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How many foster children now have a "Home for Life"? 10. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister of Housing: Does he believe all New Zealanders should have access to appropriate and affordable housing? 11. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What recent announcements has the Government made about supporting the arts in New Plymouth? 12. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "Our strategy for job creation is to build the economic conditions that will give businesses the confidence they need to hire new workers"?