14 Apr 2011

Question Time for 14 April 2011

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 14 April 2011

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Why is the Government proposing to sell shares in State-owned enterprises? 2. MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Finance: How will the Budget next month progress the Government's programme to build faster economic growth based on savings, exports and productive investment? 3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Health: To what does he attribute the reported 300 percent increase in doctors leaving New Zealand for Australia since 2010? 4. PAUL QUINN to the Minister of Corrections: What results are being achieved from the Government's commitment to reduce the level of drug use in our prisons? 5. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: What response has she had from schools to her letter to them asking that they check they have the appropriate policies and practices in place to deal with bullying? 6. DAVID CLENDON to the Acting Minister of Energy and Resources: Has the Government granted any other permits for exploratory oil drilling in waters as deep as the Petrobras permit in the Raukumara Basin allows; if so, when? 7. JACINDA ARDERN to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree that the protection of children must remain our greatest priority as a society and the State has a critical role in investing in communities to help them to ensure the health and well-being of their own? 8. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister for Biosecurity: What recent announcement has he made on improving New Zealand's biosecurity protection? 9. BRENDON BURNS to the Minister for the Environment: What is he doing to stop new water allocations increasing what he acknowledges are already serious issues with water quality in some parts of the country, given that, on receiving the final Land and Water Forum report which advocates for tougher rules to improve fresh water quality, he said this "will take…realistically several years to implement"? 10. TODD McCLAY to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Why does this Government believe it better for people to be in work instead of on welfare? 11. CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for ACC: Is he confident that victims and survivors of sexual abuse are getting fair treatment from ACC? 12. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Internal Affairs: How many community events have received funding through the NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund committee?