19 Oct 2010

Question Time for 19 October 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 19 October 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What advice has he received from iwi over the Government's proposed new approach for assessing carbon stored in registered post-1989 forests, and what is the Government doing to action that advice? 2. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the economy? 3. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "I am concerned about the risk that New Zealanders become tenants in their own land"; if so, what specific actions will his Government be taking? 4. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What progress is being made in providing faster cancer treatment to New Zealanders? 5. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that "the vast majority" of people will be "better off" as a result of his tax switch on 1 October 2010? 6. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is the Government doing for young offenders? 7. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by her statement that the growth in benefit numbers is "slowing"? 8. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How many houses have been retrofitted through the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart home insulation scheme? 9. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement "we came into office with a very sound plan to lift New Zealand's economic performance"? 10. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: How does the Government ensure that all taxpayer funding for aged care is spent on the provision of care for subsidised aged care residents, and not for other purposes? 11. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Housing: What is Housing New Zealand doing to identify and address fraudulent behaviour by some tenants? 12. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for Land Information: When Hon John Key said on Breakfast TV yesterday "we've changed the Overseas Investment Act to include 19 different criteria", was he aware that 17 of those criteria were inherited from the last government, and 2 new regulations outside the Act have not yet taken effect; and has he briefed the Prime Minister about the difference?