16 Feb 2010

Question time for 16 February 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 3:00 pm on 16 February 2010

Questions to ministers 1. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What does the latest GDP data show about New Zealand's recent growth performance? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: How many times, if any, has he told New Zealanders that he would not increase GST? 3. PESETA SAM LOTU-IIGA to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How many New Zealand homes have been retrofitted through the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart scheme and is he satisfied with the quality of that retrofit work? 4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "This Government is not prepared to turn its back on our most vulnerable citizens"? 5. MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister for ACC: What steps is the Government taking to secure the long-term future of ACC and why are these necessary? 6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement "any move with tax, tax affects everybody, any move with it has to be not only fair but seen to be fair"? 7. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister for Land Information: How many hectares of land does the Government own in the Mackenzie Country, and has the Government given consent for any of this land to be converted to irrigated dairy farming? 8. Hon MARYAN STREET to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by his statement "This legislative reform is part of the Government's objective to secure the long-term future of ACC as an efficient and fair 24/7, no-fault insurance scheme for all New Zealanders"? 9. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on the effectiveness of current supervision orders for young offenders? 10. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree with all the recommendations proposed by the Whanau Ora Taskforce in the report released to her last week; if so, when does she intend to release the report? 11. KATRINA SHANKS to the Minister of Housing: What steps is the Government taking to get the best out of state housing for those most in need? 12. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Prime Minister: Did he declare his interest in Jackson Mining when any Cabinet papers concerning mining in the Department of Conservation Estate were discussed; if not, why not?