29 Jun 2010

Question Time for 29 June 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:04 pm on 29 June 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement to Morning Report on 18 June, when he said the $4.8 million appropriated to the Pacific Economic Development Agency would be contestable? 2. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received of recent budget measures taken internationally, and what implications do they have for New Zealand? 3. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his recent statements on health services? 4. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has he made about increased support for victims of crime? 5. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Corrections: Does she stand by her statement on Close Up last night that "prison is a very expensive place to send somebody to sort out their drug and alcohol problems. I'd much rather they were sorted out in the community"? 6. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister of Conservation: What criteria and processes will she use to evaluate any land exchange proposed by Meridian Energy for the area of public conservation land it wishes to flood for its proposed Mokihinui hydro scheme? 7. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Corrections: What steps are being taken to make prisons safer and healthier for staff and prisoners? 8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: Did he tell the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee on Thursday, 24 June 2010 that ACC was in a stable position with $2 billion of surpluses? 9. DAVID GARRETT to the Attorney-General: Will any legislation replacing the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 contain a clause preventing the Māori owners of sections of the foreshore and seabed held under customary title from charging or attempting to charge other New Zealanders for access to the beach? 10. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Prime Minister: Is he satisfied that Hon Christopher Finlayson has shown sufficient attention to detail to retain his confidence as Attorney-General; if so, why? 11. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Kei te whakaae a ia ki te kōrero a Api Mahuika, te Manakura o Ngāti Porou, nā te kore kōrero tahi ki te iwi kua waiho e te Karauna te Tiriti ki rahaki, ā, hinga tonu atu te tino rangatiratanga o te Māori i roto i te whakaaetanga o te Karauna kia keri-whenua a Petrobras; ki te kore, he aha ai? o Translation: Does he agree with Ngāti Porou leader Api Mahuika that the Crown acted outside the Treaty because it has not consulted and has failed to honour a guarantee to protect the rights of Māori, in its granting of an exploration permit to Petrobras; if not, why not? 12. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister for Economic Development: What support is the Government providing for New Zealand's hosting of the 2012 Triathlon ITU World Championships Series grand final?