5 Sep 2013
Question Time for 5 September 2013
- JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to build a productive and competitive economy in view of the contraction in the tradable sector and negative growth in manufacturing seen in the mid-2000s?
- Le'aufa'amulia ASENATI LOLE-TAYLOR to the Minister of Police: What reports, if any, has she received from the Police concerning public harassment and intimidation from street prostitutes and their clients in South Auckland?
- Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree that the Government's review of telecommunications law which may benefit Chorus by up to $160 million and the $30 million taxpayer funded subsidy to the Rio Tinto-owned Tiwai Smelter are examples of corporate welfare; if not, why not?
- JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What reports has he received on the petroleum and minerals sector in New Zealand?
- JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Does she have any concerns that the changes to welfare implemented by her this year are causing some beneficiaries trauma; if not, why not?
- Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Health: What progress is the Government making in improving waiting times for elective services?
- Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements?
- KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Revenue: What recent initiative has the Government put in place to improve compliance with child support and student loan repayment obligations?
- Hon DAMIEN O'CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by all his statements?
- CLAUDETTE HAUITI to the Minister of Local Government: What is the Government doing to make it easier to vote in local body elections?
- KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that "the Government is committed to improving health services for diabetes and heart disease, with a strong focus on prevention"?
- PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Finance: Has he been advised which banks have put up their interest rates or bank charges since Loan to Value lending limits were announced?