3 Sep 2013

Question Time for 3 September 2013

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 3 September 2013
  1. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement regarding the estimated proceeds of asset sales that "I just want to emphasise that it is not our best guess; it's just a guess"?
  2. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to responsibly manage its finances and deliver better public services, following fast-rising government spending of the mid-2000s?
  3. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: What is the difference between a "one-off incentive payment" and a subsidy?
  4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Is he satisfied that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service has always operated lawfully under his leadership?
  5. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister of Science and Innovation: What progress has been made in the Government's plan to provide internships for students in New Zealand's research and development intensive industries?
  6. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Will the Government suspend its asset sales programme until a referendum on the issue has been held, given the Clerk of the House has certified that 327,000 New Zealanders, or more than 10 percent of voters, have signed a petition triggering that referendum?
  7. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Associate Minister of Health: What specific "corrective actions" will the Malvina Major Retirement Village be required to undertake, following the recent Ministry of Health spot audit?
  8. Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by all his statements?
  9. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on how the education system is performing at a local level?
  10. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his promises in Health?
  11. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister of Broadcasting: What progress has been made on the regional rollout of the digital switchover for New Zealand television viewers?
  12. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Will he support a parliamentary debate and vote on any Government decision to give moral support for a United States-led military strike on Syria; if not, why not?