15 Jun 2010

Question Time for 15 June 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 15 June 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon TAU HENARE to the Attorney-General: What recent announcements have been made about the review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Can he rule out ever initiating the privatisation of New Zealand Post? 3. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is the Government doing to support young people in youth development programmes? 4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What did she mean when she said in relation to welfare reform "We may even see an ugly side to New Zealand"? 5. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Did he tell the Prime Minister's South Island Forum that the Government would "front up with some cash" for water infrastructure in Canterbury, as reported in The Press on 12 June 2010? 6. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Corrections: What advice has she received about the management of parole by Department of Corrections since a highly critical report by the Auditor-General in 2009? 7. Hon PAREKURA HOROMIA to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Has he received any reports from Te Puni Kōkiri on the benefits for Māori in having foreshore and seabed vested in "public space" rather than Crown ownership? 8. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for the Environment: What reports, if any, has he received about a petition and submissions calling on the National Government to halt aerial deployment of aerosolized chemicals and biological agents that will result in irreparable, toxic long-term heavy-metal poisoning and illness of the populace and environment? 9. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his recent statements on district health boards? 10. RAHUI KATENE to the Attorney-General: How does the Government's review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act reflect the Cabinet-agreed principles that the development of a new regime must reflect the Treaty of Waitangi, its principles and related jurisprudence? 11. SU'A WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs: Who represented the Pacific Economic Development Agency throughout its negotiations with the Government, which resulted in it being awarded $4.8 million of taxpayer funding in Budget 2010? 12. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What announcements has Solid Energy made recently regarding underground coal gasification?