11 May 2011

Question Time for 11 May 2011

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:02 pm on 11 May 2011

Questions to Ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget next week help lift national savings? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "all savings the Government makes helps in the current financial position we are in"? 3. HILARY CALVERT to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers; if so, why? 4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: What does he consider to be the main strategic changes required to the economy that Budget 2011 will address? 5. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his comments in the House yesterday that, "intensification of dairy operations will have had some impact on our river quality…But in reality, the impact is not great…"; if so, why? 6. Hon JIM ANDERTON to the Associate Minister of Health: Is he satisfied that New Zealanders have adequate access to affordable dental healthcare? 7. JO GOODHEW to the Minister of Agriculture: What steps has the Government recently taken to support the development of water storage and irrigation? 8. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to DPS that "I can't say I do or don't want it"? 9. KATRINA SHANKS to the Acting Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent milestones have been celebrated under the Government's Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart scheme? 10. CLARE CURRAN to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: Has he been advised that the regulatory arrangement around the ultrafast broadband network will be worth up to $600 million and who will pay for it? 11. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Customs: What interceptions of Contac NT has the Customs Service achieved in the last month at our border? 12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services: Has he now been fully briefed on all of the details regarding the replacement of VIP transport's BMW fleet; if not, why not?