25 Sep 2012

Question Time for 25 September 2012

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 25 September 2012
  1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister responsible for the Government Communications Security Bureau: Does he consider that he should have been informed about the unlawful bugging of Kim Dotcom earlier than Monday, 17 September 2012; if not, why not?
  2. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What measures has the Government taken to improve the long-term competitiveness of the New Zealand economy?
  3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: How many times has he been formally briefed by the Government Communications Security Bureau, by year, since November 2008?
  4. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements in relation to Kim Dotcom and the inquiry into the actions of the Government Communications Security Bureau?
  5. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: What support exists for the publication of National Standards data?
  6. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "exporters are actually doing their best, and they need all the help they can get from a Government that is actually in favour of exporting and investing"; if so, what support has the Government given Solid Energy to prevent layoffs and redundancies?
  7. COLIN KING to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What is the Government doing to improve access to foundation-level tertiary education for young New Zealanders?
  8. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does he stand by his statement on fracking that he has "full confidence in the ability of councils to manage it" when unlined earthen blow-down pits were used without resource consent for over a decade, and now the soil and groundwater near Kapuni wellsites in Taranaki is contaminated?
  9. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Prime Minister: Is it still his position that the test for his confidence in Hon John Banks was that he complied with the law; if so, on what basis does he believe that Mr Banks complied with the law with respect to anonymous donations under the Local Electoral Act 2001?
  10. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Civil Defence: What progress has the Government made in encouraging New Zealanders to participate in the ShakeOut earthquake drill?
  11. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Attorney-General: Has the Government given any type of indemnity relating to legal actions concerning Kim Dotcom; if so, what are the terms and which agencies were consulted before it was given?
  12. SHANE ARDERN to the Associate Minister of Health: What initiatives is the Health Promotion Agency taking to assist the Government's heart health and diabetes targets?