25 Mar 2010

Question Time for 25 march

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:06 pm on 25 March 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister of Research, Science and Technology: Does he stand by his statement in his corrected answer to Parliamentary Question 19275 (2009) asking for "the full data on which NIWA's official time series of the mean annual temperature over New Zealand from 1853 to 2008 is based", that "links to this data are collated on the following website www.niwa.co.nz" under the heading "New Zealand temperature rise clear"; if not, why not? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers? 3. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the economy? 4. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Justice: Has he received advice on the benefits of having campaign spending caps in the MMP referendum? 5. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Conservation: Does she intend to amend the National Parks Act 1980 to enable mining? 6. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What are the economic benefits from environmentally responsible mining in New Zealand? 7. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements on health services? 8. TODD McCLAY to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Can she explain how this Government is addressing long-term welfare dependency? 9. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How can New Zealanders have confidence in any of the figures in his "Stocktake of Schedule 4" discussion document when he said yesterday that "I think the numbers are always going to be all over the show until you actually get something out of the ground, you simply don't know what the story is"? 10. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What progress has the Government made in reversing the deforestation over the past decade, and what further reports has he seen on future forestry intentions? 11. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: How many of the reports or briefings that she has received on national standards refer to increases in teacher workload and what is the best estimate of that increase in workload expressed in hours per term in 2010? 12. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: Have any members of the Technical Reference Group been involved in cases involving foreign takeovers of New Zealand dairy companies while assisting in the review of the overseas investment regulatory regime; if so, what are the names of the relevant law firm and lawyer?