26 Nov 2009

Question time for Thursday 26 November 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:00 pm on 26 November 2009

Thursday, 26 November 2009 Questions to Ministers 1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Will the passing yesterday of the Climate Change Response (Moderated Emissions Trading) Amendment Bill result in New Zealand's greenhouse emissions going up or down between now and 2050 compared to the original emissions trading scheme passed in 2008? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by all her statements? 3. JO GOODHEW to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made about information and communication technologies professional development in schools? 4. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Prime Minister: Why is he not going to the Copenhagen Conference like most other world leaders are? 5. DAVID GARRETT to the Minister of Justice: How much, if anything, did the taxpayer pay in legal aid for Graeme Burton to defend the recent charge of attempted murder, for which he was found guilty? 6. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "In order for that recovery to be sustainable we need improved competitiveness among our exporters and continued recovery in household savings"? 7. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What action is the Government taking to increase oil and gas exploration in New Zealand? 8. Hon SHANE JONES to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What are the financial benefits from the changes to the emissions trading scheme for Māori families after 2013? 9. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister for Biosecurity: What steps has the Government recently taken to protect New Zealand's kauri forests? 10. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by all his statements in the House on ACC? 11. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: What advice, if any, has she received on the reason that thousands of workers all around New Zealand will be taking industrial action and attending rallies tomorrow? 12. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Internal Affairs: What is the Government doing to make government data more easily accessible to New Zealanders?