8 May 2013
Question Time for 8 May 2013
- Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he agree with the Minister of Finance that New Zealanders are not paying too much for electricity?
- DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
- Hon KATE WILKINSON to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Government's finances?
- Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement regarding the electricity market that: "Public monopolies will always rip off the consumer"; if so, by how much have residential power prices excluding lines charges gone up in nominal terms since November 2008 according to the Ministry of Economic Development's Domestic Electricity Prices Survey?
- Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What initiatives has the Government announced to invest more in science?
- TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Associate Minister of Education: Does he agree with Natasha Sadler from Ngāti Wai that the whānau-engagement aspect of Partnership Schools Kura Hourua provides an opportunity for improved educational outcomes for Māori children; if so, has she heard this view from other Māori organisations about this policy?
- DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Does he agree with the statement from the Report of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety established by his Government in June 2012 that "the fact is that a lot of bad things happen to people at work in New Zealand"?
- BARBARA STEWART to the Minister of Health: What is the average waiting time in hospital accident and emergency departments?
- Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received regarding improved services for dementia patients?
- Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Defence: Does he agree with reported statements that New Zealand Defence Force personnel in Crib 19 were sent to Afghanistan without full pre-deployment training, given that their commanding officer believed they were not adequately prepared but felt he had no choice but to deploy them anyway?
- SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Education: What recent announcement has she made about the Government's commitment to support parents and communities to raise educational achievement?
- GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his answer to Written Parliamentary Question No 4253 (2013) that he "neither agree[s] nor disagree[s]" with State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie that the phone call he made to Ian Fletcher about the position of Director of GCSB should have been made by Mr Rennie; if so, what view other than agreement or disagreement does he have?