17 Mar 2010

Question Time for 17 March

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:02 pm on 17 March 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "Notwithstanding the public consultation process, it is my expectation that the Government will act on at least some of these recommendations and make significant changes to Schedule 4."? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his reported statement on the proposed Council Controlled Organisations for the new Auckland "Supercity" "we like the structure …"; if so, why? 3. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: How will the 2010 Budget improve New Zealand's economic performance? 4. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Corrections: How many meetings or briefings has she attended with Corrections Department officials in regard to the amended "three strikes" policy since it was announced? 5. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Transport: What progress has been made on the Waikato Expressway road of national significance? 6. Hon SHANE JONES to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Does he stand by his statement "Across many steps, the Māori voice is heard by the Government and is included in, and informs, decision making. The Minister believes that Māori need to be participants in decision making, not the recipients of it."? 7. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on the numbers of young people receiving benefits? 8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Conservation: When will she release the expanded review concerning mining in the conservation estate repeatedly referred to by the Prime Minister in his post-cabinet conference of 15 March 2010 and reported by the media? 9. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister of Education: What were the findings of the survey, Attendance in New Zealand Schools in 2009, and what is the Government's response? 10. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Education: What alternatives to the National Standards approach, if any, did she consider before their introduction? 11. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister for Economic Development: What support has this Government given to the development of a vibrant screen production industry in New Zealand? 12. Hon LIANNE DALZIEL to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied with the transition of the former students of Aorangi Primary School to other primary schools; if so, why?