17 Jul 2012

Question Time for 17 July 2012

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 17 July 2012
  1. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy?
  2. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he agree with his Minister of Finance that “the mixed ownership programme will be good for Kiwi investors, the Government and the economy as a whole”?
  3. COLIN KING to the Minister of Science and Innovation: How will the new Advanced Technology Institute help businesses get competitive products to market?
  4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does the Government’s economic strategy support the development of New Zealand-owned financial institutions?
  5. MIKE SABIN to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made regarding the regulation of psychoactive substances?
  6. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: How much was spent on investigation, design, and other preparatory work for the now cancelled Otaki to Levin expressway?
  7. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is he concerned about the potential loss of revenue from the float of Mighty River Power due to market uncertainty around water rights?
  8. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister for Social Development: How will the Social Security (Youth Support and Work Focus) Amendment Bill provide greater support for young people at risk of long-term welfare dependency?
  9. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statements that “the billion dollars is not just about the young people. Those savings are also coming from those on other benefits … we certainly have got projections that we believe we will be making savings over the next four years”?
  10. HOLLY WALKER to the Minister for Social Development: Can she confirm that in the year from 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011, 71 children and young people were abused while in CYFS care?
  11. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Corrections: What progress has been made on the Government’s goal of getting more prisoners into employment and education?
  12. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: How much money is budgeted for spending on investigation and design on the roads of national significance in the next three financial years, over and above the $216 million that has been spent since 2009?