Parliament Today 20 March 2013

March 20th, 2014 at 12:41 pm by Jordan.M

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers. 2.00PM-3.00PM

  1. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by all her statements?
  2. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Energy and Resources:Does he see New Zealand’s energy future in oil and gas exploration or renewable energy?
  3. JOHN HAYES to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on progress in building a faster-growing economy that supports more jobs and higher incomes for New Zealanders?
  4. Hon NANAIA MAHUTA to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statements “I’m satisfied public money was spent in an appropriate way” and “There were no instances of TPO using public money inappropriately”; if so, why has she referred Te Pātaka Ohanga to the Serious Fraud Office?
  5. LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received about recent progress in the treatment of stroke in New Zealand?
  6. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements?
  7. MIKE SABIN to the Minister for Courts: What progress can he report on the Government’s efforts to reduce the age of civil court cases?
  8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Justice: Does she agree with the Prime Minister that she “misled by omission” with respect to her dealings with Oravida Ltd and her ministerial visit to China; if so, in what specific ways did she mislead by omission?
  9. KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What announcement has he made in relation to smart electricity in New Zealand?
  10. MOJO MATHERS to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does he think that television programmes made with public funds should be screened with captions so that New Zealanders with hearing loss can watch them?
  11. MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Social Development: What recent announcements has she made about ensuring housing assistance goes to those most in need of it?
  12. TRACEY MARTIN to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement in regards to Te Pātaka Ohanga, “there were no instances of TPO using public money inappropriately”?

Today Labour are asking about the Kohanga Reo scandal twice, whether the Minister of Health stands by all his statements, and about the Oravida saga.  The Greens are asking about renewable energy, and public broadcasting.  New Zealand First is asking about the Kohanga Reo scandal.

Patsy question of the day goes to Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi for Question 9: What announcement has he made in relation to smart electricity in New Zealand?

Government Bills 3.00PM-6.00PM.

1. Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill - First Reading

2.  Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill – Third Reading

The Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Conservation, Nick Smith. The bill seeks to address the current lack of formal protection and recognition of marine species, the submarine canyon, and other natural marine habitats in Te Tai-o-Marokura.

The Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Customs, Maurice Williamson. This bill proposes amendments to support the implementation of the Trade Single Window component of the Joint Border Management System.

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2 Responses to “Parliament Today 20 March 2013”

  1. Liberty (277 comments) says:

    “Does she stand by all her statements?”
    This line of questioning is slack and unprofessional.
    Is it beyond the opposition to format a valid question.
    The current practice of opening with a patsy question
    Just proves once again labour is void of any rational
    debate.

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  2. gravedodger (1,575 comments) says:

    Such opening questions are vastly over used.

    I am longing for the day Key, Bennett or Finlayson stand and say “no” then expose such rubbish for what it is.

    OK if the “Dtmsbahs” is then focused to a specific statement.

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