Parliament 10 April 2013

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers. 2.00PM-3.00PM

  1. ANDREW WILLIAMS (NZF) to the Prime Minister: Has he ever met with representatives of the Motion Picture Association of America; if so, when?
  2. JOHN HAYES (NAT) to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on business activity and the outlook for growth?
  3. DAVID SHEARER (LAB) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  4. TIM MACINDOE (NAT) to the Minister of Transport: What reports has he received regarding the Waikato Expressway Road of National Significance?
  5. Hon ANNETTE KING(LAB) to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that the Government will not agree to anything that “doesn’t improve patient services”?
  6. Hon KATE WILKINSON(NAT) to the Minister of Justice: What actions is the Government undertaking to eliminate online child sexual abuse?
  7. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN(GRN) to the Prime Minister: Who in his Government had access to the Rebecca Kitteridge report into the Government Communications Security Bureau before it was publicly released; and did the Prime Minister, or any of his Ministers, or their offices, leak the report?
  8. Hon PHIL HEATLEY(NAT) to the Minister for Social Development: What announcements has she made as part of the Children’s Action Plan to support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren?
  9. CLARE CURRAN(LAB) to the Minister of Justice: Was an outside person able to gain access to Ministry of Justice data which showed plain text passwords to a secure database and a payment gateway?
  10. Peseta SAM LOTU-IIGA(NAT) to the Minister for ACC: What is the Government doing to reduce drowning numbers amongst the Pacific community in New Zealand?
  11. CHRIS HIPKINS(LAB) to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all of her answers to Oral Question No 11 on 26 March 2013; if not, why not?
  12. Hon TARIANA TURIA(MRP) to the Minister of Police: What instructions will she be giving to New Zealand Police about the fact that, despite a plethora of research reports and strategies to reduce youth crime, today’s report from the youth law advocacy group, Just Speak, has just revealed that young Māori between the ages of 10 and 16 have a much higher chance of facing prosecution than young Pākehā?

Today there are four questions from Labour, one from The Greens and one from New Zealand First. Labour are asking a standard stand by all your statements gotcha to the Prime Minister, government improvement of patient health services, Ministry of Justice hacking, and asking the Minister of Education whether she stands by her answers given on 26 March 2013. The Greens  are asking about the early leaking of the report by cabinet secretary Rebecca Kitteridge into the practices of the GCSB. New Zealand First is asking about whether the Prime Minister meet with representatives of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Patsy of the day goes to Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga for Question 10:  What is the Government doing to reduce drowning numbers amongst the Pacific community in New Zealand?

General Debate 3.00 PM – 4.00PM

Twelve speeches of no more than five minutes in  duration. Interesting to watch as the speeches are not scripted and standing orders are not so strictly enforced.

Government Bills 4.ooPM – 6.00PM and 7.30PM-10.00 PM.

1 Crown Minerals (Permitting and Crown Land) Bill – Committee Stage

2 Local Electoral Amendment Bill (No 2) – Committee stage (CONT)

3 Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill – Committee stage (CONT)

4 Building Amendment Bill (No 4) – Second Reading.

The Crown Minerals (Permitting and Crown Land) Bill is being guided through the house by Simon Bridges. This bill is an omnibus bill and amends the Crown Minerals Act 1991, the Conservation Act 1987, the Continental Shelf Act 1964, the Reserves Act 1977, and the Wildlife Act 1953. This bill aims to promote prospecting for, exploration for, and mining of Crown owned minerals for the benefit of New Zealand.

The Local Electoral Amendment Bill (No 2) Bill is being guided through the house by Chris Tremain. This bill seeks to amend the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 with regard to provisions for the conduct of local elections; transparency and accountability around electoral donations; and the integrity and efficiency of the electoral system.

The Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill is being guided through the house by Nathan Guy. This bill provides for cost recovery arising from processing of travellers in the aviation security, biosecurity, and customs areas.

The Building Amendment Bill (No 4) is being guided through the house by Maurice Williamson. This bill implements policy decisions of the Building Act Review to provide incentives for building professionals and trades people to take responsibility for their work and to stand behind it.


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