18 Nov 2009

Question Time for 18 November 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 3:30 pm on 18 November 2009

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his recent statements on the Emissions Trading Scheme? 2. AARON GILMORE to the Minister of Finance: What fiscal challenges does the Government face as the economy comes out of recession? 3. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What definition, if any, did her Associate Minister Hon Tariana Turia provide to her to explain the purpose and intended outcomes of the Whanau Ora programme? 4. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made about school property? 5. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Has he received any recent advice on the appropriate boundaries of his role as shareholding Minister in Television New Zealand? 6. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Transport: What progress has the Government made on progressing the Victoria Park Road of National Significance? 7. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by his statement "the scale of the increases proposed by the Accident Compensation Corporation board will not need to be advanced"? 8. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How much did the Crown receive in royalty and taxation payments from petroleum production 2008/09? 9. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he stand by his reported comments that he cannot put a figure on the cost to taxpayers for his proposed deal with the Māori Party to secure support for the ETS? 10. DAVID CLENDON to the Minister of Tourism: What advice, if any, has he sought regarding the impact on New Zealand's tourism industry of last week's UK Guardian article which says that our: "green image increasingly defies reality"? 11. SU'A WILLIAM SIO to the Minister of Education: Is she prepared to back up her support for literacy programmes by funding the expansion of the Manukau Family Literacy Programme, a programme that PricewaterhouseCoopers says has already boosted the income of participating families by an average of $200 per week? 12. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Corrections: Has she received any progress reports on the recruitment of additional Probation Officers following a $255 million funding boost in the Budget?