16 Nov 2010

Question Time for Tuesday 16 November 2010 (Part 2)

From Parliament - Question Time, 3:00 pm on 16 November 2010

Questions to Ministers 6. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all statements made by him and on his behalf on the matters which led to Pansy Wong's resignation? 7. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What reports has he received on New Zealand's climate change initiatives, particularly the ETS and the global alliance for research into cutting agriculture emissions, and how have these influenced New Zealand's role in the international negotiations of a new climate change deal post-Kyoto? 8. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: On how many weekends has he contacted both the Chair and the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Transport Agency during the 104 weekends since his warrant was issued, and did a call to either person take place last weekend ahead of the agency's committee meeting set down for Thursday, 18 November where the route of the new State Highway 1 motorway through Kapiti will be considered? 9. AARON GILMORE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What announcements has she made about Canterbury Enhanced Taskforce Green-funding? 10. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: What reports has she received on the impact of the Government's funding cuts to early childhood education services with more than 80 percent qualified staff? 11. PAUL QUINN to the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: What recent progress has the Government made towards its goal of settling historical Treaty of Waitangi claims by 2014? 12. CLARE CURRAN to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology: Is he satisfied that the process for awarding the Ultra-Fast Broadband tender is appropriate; if so, why?