20 Jul 2010

Question Time for 20 July 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:05 pm on 20 July 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What steps is the Government taking to help New Zealanders get ahead as the economy recovers? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his Statement on 9 February that "Notwithstanding the public consultation process, it is my expectation that the Government will act on at least some of these recommendations and make significant changes to Schedule 4"? 3. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his reported statement on Breakfast TV yesterday regarding mining on Schedule 4 land that "we are not environmental vandals that's for sure"? 4. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements as Prime Minister on industrial relations? 5. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Labour: Why is the Government extending the 90-day trial period to all employers? 6. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Labour: Does she agree with all of the Prime Minister's statements about the Government's proposed new labour laws? 7. MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister for ACC: How will experience rating of ACC for employers improve workplace safety, ensure fairer levies and encourage appropriate return-to-work programmes? 8. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Was he consulted by the Prime Minister or the Minister of Labour in relation to the extension of the 90-day trial period announced this weekend; if so, what his response? 9. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on the Newmarket Viaduct replacement project? 10. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Labour: Are there any groups of employees that will be excluded from the extended 90-day trial period? 11. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister of Housing: What has been the result of the extra $124.5m that the Government provided for housing as part of the fiscal stimulus package? 12. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Does she agree with any of the conclusions reached by the Department of Labour in its 'Trial Employment Periods' evaluation; if so, which ones?