28 Apr 2010

Question Time for 28 April 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 28 April 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: What did he mean by his statement that the Government will make significant changes to Schedule 4 to allow mining "notwithstanding the public consultation process"? 2. AARON GILMORE to the Minister of Finance: What role can the State sector play in lifting economic growth? 3. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: What was net core Crown debt as a percentage of GDP as at 30 June 2008 and what is the most recent forecast of current levels? 4. ALLAN PEACHEY to the Minister of Education: What improvements will be made to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement from next year? 5. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements on health services? 6. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Economic Development: What support is the Government giving to attracting major events to New Zealand? 7. LYNNE PILLAY to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by all his answers to questions for oral answer No. 12 yesterday? 8. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Did he, on 10 February 2010, sign off a proposal to Cabinet to consult on the removal from Schedule 4 of parts of Kahurangi, Mount Aspiring, Rakiura and Paparoa National Parks for mining purposes? 9. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: What decisions has she made on schools' operational funding? 10. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What benefits are there for New Zealand in proceeding with the moderated Emissions Trading Scheme on 1 July 2010? 11. SUE MORONEY to the Minister of Education: Does she still stand by her statement to the House on 1 April, 2009 that "quality early childhood education and care is a high priority for the Government"? 12. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister for Economic Development: What initiatives has the Government undertaken to ensure that New Zealand businesses can create economic benefits from the 2011 Rugby World Cup?