Parliament 27 February 2013.

February 27th, 2013 at 11:49 am by Jordan.M

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Questions to Ministers.

  1. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government doing to encourage investment, business growth and jobs?
  2. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he stand by all of the Minister of Economic Development’s statements made regarding the Hobbit dispute?
  3. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  4. SHANE ARDERN to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on this quarter’s national health targets?
  5. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Prior to his resignation as CEO of Solid Energy, on what date was Don Elder’s contract last renewed?
  6. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister for Economic Development:What support has the Government given to the film industry in New Zealand?
  7. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What expectations has he set for District Health Boards and subsidiary entities for 2013/14?
  8. AARON GILMORE to the Minister for Building and Construction: Has the Government changed the system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings?
  9. DARIEN FENTON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the living wage is “simplistic”?
  10. NICKY WAGNER to the Minister of Broadcasting: What percentage of households in the South Island have gone digital ahead of the digital switchover on 28 April 2013?
  11. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Primary Industries: Has he received a report from the Ministry for Primary Industries that identifies the pathway by which Psa bacteria entered New Zealand?
  12. HOLLY WALKER to the Minister of Housing: Is the Government on track to build the 2,000 new state houses promised by Rt Hon John Key and Hon Bill English over the next two financial years, or was the Minister correct when he said “I am not yet at the point where I can tick off and say they are going to meet all of those targets”?

Today Labour are asking four questions, The Greens two and New Zealand First one. Labour are asking a standard does the Prime Minister stand by all his statements question, the former Solid Energy CEO Don Elder, District Health Boards and the Living Wage. The Greens are asking about the Hobbit dispute following the release of documents yesterday and state housing. New Zealand First is asking about the PSA Kiwifruit virus.

Patsy question of the day goes to Aaron Gilmore for Question 8:  Has the Government changed the system for dealing with earthquake-prone buildings?

General Debate 3.00 PM -4.00 PM.

12 Speeches of no more than 5 minutes in length.

Valedictory Speech of Charles Chauvel MP 5.45-6.00 PM

The Wikipedia entry on Charles Chauvel can be found here.

Government Bills 4.oo PM- 5.45 PM and 7.30 PM – 10.00 PM.

1.Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Covered Bonds) Amendment Bill – Second Reading

2.Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill – Committee Stage

3.Child Support Amendment Bill – Committee Stage

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Covered Bonds) Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by Bill English, the Minister of Finance.  This bill seeks to establish a legislative framework for covered bonds.

The Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by Chris Tremain, the Minister of Local Government. This bill extends the Canterbury Regional Council’s governance arrangement and special water management decision-making powers in the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Act 2012

The  Child Support Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by Peter Dunne, the Minister of Revenue. The bill will make three changes to Child Support. These are a new child support calculation formula, secondary changes to update the child support scheme more generally and amendments to the payment, penalty, and debt rules for child support.

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2 Responses to “Parliament 27 February 2013.”

  1. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    What is so temporary about the commissioners?

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  2. Positan (390 comments) says:

    Shearer asks the same question of the Prime Minister virtually each and every sitting day: “Does he stand by all his statements?”

    Isn’t there the slightest hint that Shearer’s mental abilities might not be up to the job he’s being so incredibly over-rewarded for attempting to perform?

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