17 Nov 2009

Question Time for 17 November 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:20 pm on 17 November 2009

Questions to Ministers 1. JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Will he table the proposal presented to him yesterday by the Iwi Leadership Group so that it can be open to parliamentary, media and public scrutiny? 2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by his comment that "I cannot see why the Leader of the Opposition is so concerned about our emissions trading scheme" following the revelation from the Treasury that the effect of his changes to the ETS is to increase government debt by $110 billion; if so, why? 3. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What measures has the Government taken to assist New Zealand exporters? 4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for ACC: Does he stand by his statement "this Government is committed to the core concept of ACC being a 24/7 no-fault insurer for New Zealanders at work, at play, and on the road"? 5. RAHUI KATENE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree with American Humane in 2007, that the Children, Young Persons, and their Families Act 1989 created world-renowned progressive social policy and the opportunity for system transformation in both child welfare and youth justice; if so, why is she challenging the 'whanau first' rule as reported in the New Zealand Herald? 6. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Is he confident he is fully informed about the long-term fiscal costs of his changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme; if so, why? 7. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for ACC: How many ACC claims have been made for motorcycle accidents in the last full year and how does this compare with a decade ago? 8. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Local Government: Does he stand by all his statements? 9. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: Does he still stand by his policy to deliver better, sooner, and more convenient health care? 10. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements relating to the House timetable for the second reading and subsequent stages of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill; if so, why? 11. CHESTER BORROWS to the Minister of Police: Have there been any successful operations recently in the fight by this Government against the scourge of methamphetamine? 12. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Does the Government plan to support the incorporation of aggression as a justiciable crime in the International Criminal Court, as envisaged in Article 5 of the 1998 Rome Statute, at the Review Conference of the States Parties in Kampala next May; if not, why not? Questions to Members 1. SUE MORONEY to the Chairperson of the Education and Science Committee: Has the Education and Science Committee received the petition of Sue Kedgley and the 15,683 New Zealanders who have asked for the reinstatement of healthy food guidelines? 2. SUE MORONEY to the Chairperson of the Education and Science Committee: Has the Committee scheduled hearings for Sue Kedgley's petition of 15,683 New Zealanders who have asked to reinstate healthy food guidelines?