4 May 2010

Question time for 4 May 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:05 pm on 4 May 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What lessons can the Government take for New Zealand's economy from the current Greek financial crisis? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he stand by his recommendation in his Cabinet paper of 10 February 2010 that 467,517 hectares of National Park land and protected conservation land be considered for opening up to exploration and mining? 3. DAVID GARRETT to the Minister of Police: Why has the Government agreed to support ACT's three strikes policy passing into law? 4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by her statement "We absolutely believe that work is the best way out of poverty for people and we are going to back them and support them into those jobs every time"? 5. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he agree with Minerals Industry Association Chief Executive Doug Gordon that the estimated 40,000 New Zealanders who marched against Government mining proposals last weekend were misled by the organisers? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: How will Budget 2010 create jobs and reduce the cost of living for hard-working New Zealanders? 7. COLIN KING to the Minister for the Environment: What proportion of New Zealand water take consents are currently measured and how will the Government's regulations to require metering improve this? 8. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his recent statements on health services? 9. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Corrections: Has she received any reports that indicate the level of drug use in the country's prisons? 10. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: What strengths does he see in the Berl Economics report "Business Case for Building Rolling Stock in New Zealand", and what response, if any, does the Government intend to make to the report? 11. SIMON BRIDGES to the Attorney-General: What international efforts has the Attorney-General recently participated in to foster increased cooperation in combating trans-national criminal offending? 12. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Conservation: Does she stand by her recommendation in her Cabinet paper of 10 February 2010 that 467,517 hectares of National Park land and protected conservation land be considered for opening up to exploration and mining?