31 Mar 2010

Question Time for 31 March 31 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 31 March 2010

Questions to ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What challenges does the Government face in preparing Budget 2010 compared with Budget 2009? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by all her recent statements? 3. Hon TAU HENARE to the Attorney-General: What progress has the Government made in its response to the review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004? 4. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements about health services? 5. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What changes is the Government making to per-passenger aviation security charges? 6. KELVIN DAVIS to the Associate Minister of Education: Does he stand by all his statements? 7. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on long-term welfare dependency? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her reported statement in regard to National Standards that "criticism has been based on misinterpretations"? 9. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister of Civil Defence: How has the Ministry of Civil Defence enhanced its communications with the public? 10. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he think that his discussion document on the stocktake of Schedule 4 provides sufficient information to New Zealanders to be fully-informed about the issue given the statement made on his behalf after the release of the document that "the information about the value of New Zealand's mineral resources is not well known"; if so, why? 11. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill fulfil his intention to "remove particular regulatory roadblocks to water storage and irrigation in Canterbury"? 12. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: Which employer and employee groups has the Government specifically excluded from the 90-day trial period as introduced by the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2008?