8 Jun 2011

Question Time for 8 June 2011

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 8 June 2011

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of Treasury's forecasts for the planned sale of State-owned assets? 2. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What engagement or consultation was undertaken with tangata whenua in preparing the Government's submission to the United Nations Commission for the Limits of the Continental Shelf, and what was the response from tangata whenua on the proposal to extend New Zealand's maritime boundaries? 3. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his answers to oral question number six yesterday? 4. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Finance: What steps did the Budget take last month to achieve faster economic growth based on higher savings, exports and productive investment? 5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Health: How much did Vote Health need to increase in Budget 2011/12 over Budget 2010/11 to meet the best estimate he received for growth in costs being faced by district health boards? 6. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What was the number of individuals on the unemployment benefit in May 2011? 7. JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his answers to oral question number 12 yesterday? 8. COLIN KING to the Acting Minister for Economic Development: What steps has the Government recently taken to support New Zealand's billion dollar plus wine industry? 9. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Do Budget changes to the Department of Labour reflect the Government's commitment to health and safety? 10. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Commerce: What is his response to the United Nations Special Rapporteur's report that criticises terminating people's internet access because it is a violation of human rights? 11. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister for ACC: Does he believe that the Government's recent decision to introduce competition into the ACC work account will result in cost savings for employers; if so, why? 12. Hon Sir ROGER DOUGLAS to the Minister of Finance: What would the operating balance (before gains and losses) be in each of the next four years if real GDP growth averaged one percentage point less than forecast in Budget 2011 for each of those years?