9 Jun 2011

Question Time for 9 June 2011

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 9 June 2011

Questions to Ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy? 2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by his statement on TVNZ's Close Up on 3 May 2010 regarding KiwiRail workers that "There will be lots of work for these guys, there's no doubt about that, because they do a lot of things well and there's a big rolling stock replenishment and replacement exercise that's coming down the pipeline"; if not, why not? 3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Has he given Parents Inc an undertaking to give them money? 4. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister for the Environment: What response has there been to the Government's announcements on contaminated sites, and in particular the planned clean-up of the most dangerous site at the Tui Mine on Mt Te Aroha? 5. Hon HEATHER ROY to the Minister of Education: Why has the Government budgeted an additional $550.3 million for early childhood education over the next four years? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Is the loss of future dividends due to his planned sale of State-owned assets accounted for in the forecast financial statements in his Budget, or is this cost listed as an unquantified fiscal risk? 7. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: What benefits will ultra-fast broadband services bring to health providers in New Zealand? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Finance: Does he believe that the Government should take a cautious approach to borrowing in light of "uncertainty and volatility in financial markets"? 9. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she consider bringing up babies to be meaningful productive work; if so, why is she considering making young mothers on the domestic purpose benefit seek paid employment when their youngest child turns one? 10. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his answers to oral question number five yesterday? 11. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Customs: What reports has he received from Customs on seizures of the rare drug DMT? 12. CLARE CURRAN to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by his statement that for New Zealand train builders "there will be lots of work for these guys, there's no doubt about that"?