15 Sep 2009

Question time for 15 September 2009

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 15 September 2009

Questions to Ministers 1. AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the economy? 2. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: When are New Zealand's gross domestic emissions forecast to peak and permanently decline under the Government's proposed changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme? 3. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement "if you can get to the point where it's settled between the two major parties, then that can give a sense of security and predictability for the business community and consumers"? 4. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What are the major changes the Government is making to the Emissions Trading Scheme? 5. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received on the latest increase in benefit numbers? 6. HONE HARAWIRA to the Minister of Local Government: What precedent does the Prime Minister's decision to listen to the people in respect of the Rodney boundary, set for other decisions on the Auckland Super City? 7. Hon MARYAN STREET to the Minister for Tertiary Education: What events, if any, did she attend to celebrate Adult Learners' Week last week? 8. HEKIA PARATA to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she received about the Government's Job Ops scheme? 9. SUE KEDGLEY to the Minister of Health: Does New Zealand have any targets for how much it aims to reduce obesity rates in the next five to ten years? 10. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Is there detailed Treasury and Ministry for the Environment analysis, of the effects on the New Zealand economy and the environment, of the changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme? 11. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister for the Environment: How will the Government's changes to the Resource Management Act address the problem of drawn out consent processes for major infrastructure projects where they commonly have local Commissioner hearings and then a de novo Environment Court appeal? 12. Hon PETE HODGSON to the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services: What conditions must be met before it is permissible to lease a home from a family trust for use as a ministerial residence?