30 May 2013

Question Time for 30 May 2013

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:05 pm on 30 May 2013
  1. MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Finance: How did the Budget balance the Government's programme of responsible fiscal management with extra support for vulnerable families?
  2. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Do the same needs in the community continue to exist now as they did in 2011 when she extended the life of the Community Response Fund stating "we listened to community organisations who were concerned the fund was ending while pressures remained, so we kept it going"; if not, why not?
  3. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: By how much, in dollar terms, is the Treasury forecasting New Zealand's external debt to increase between 2012 and 2017 as measured by the net international investment position?
  4. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How is the Government investing in New Zealand's export education sector in Budget 2013?
  5. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Prime Minister: In the inquiry being conducted by David Henry into the leaking of the Kitteridge report on the GCSB, are Ministers being interviewed on oath; if not, why not?
  6. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Transport: Why does Civil Aviation Rule Part 67 require that the applicant for a commercial or airline transport pilot licence have no deficit of colour vision to an extent that is of "aeromedical significance"?
  7. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Housing: How will Budget 2013 contribute to delivering more affordable housing and better social housing?
  8. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Are all district health boards meeting his expectations of providing timely, quality health services; if not, which DHBs are failing to provide "Better, Sooner, More Convenient" health care?
  9. COLIN KING to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding the School Network Upgrade Project?
  10. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Justice: How many expressions of interest or nominations for the position of Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner were received by the Ministry of Justice after the advertised deadline of 13 October 2012?
  11. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: How many New Zealanders are expected to have diabetes in 2021, and what is the expected cost of providing health services for them?
  12. Hon PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister for the Environment: What recent announcements has the Government made to help businesses understand and manage the risks posed by hazardous substances?

Questions to Members

  1. HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: When do submissions to the Social Services Committee on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill close?
  2. HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: What is the length of the period for submissions to the Social Services Committee for the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill?
  3. HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: Has he, as chairperson of the Social Services Committee, written to anyone soliciting submissions the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill; if so, who?
  4. HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: How many submissions have been received on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill?
  5. HOLLY WALKER to the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee: Did he decide that submissions to the Social Services Committee on the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill will close today; if so, why?