(ed:..i will post a commentary @ the close of proceedings..)
update:..apologies to readers – imissed it – and i am unsure if i can summon the will to watch a replay..)
Questions to Ministers
(ed:..they really slave at it those mp’s..eh..?..it’s only a few weeks since they came back from that huge xmas break – and now they have another holiday – stretching through to the end of april -
- the pressure of how to fill all those holiday days – must drive them crazy..eh..?..)
1)..PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: What reports, if any, has he received about KiwiRail’s plans to get rid of electric locomotives on the North Island Main Trunk Line and replace them with diesel locomotives?
..answer:..no decision has been made yet..
2)..JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is he considering replacing the electric locomotives with diesel locomotives on the Main Trunk Line, and would this mean removing electrification on that line?
3)..DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the New Zealand economy and business sentiment?
4)..Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he believe the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Act 2012 has achieved “a stable, permanent capital base for the Co-operative, secures our future and will support progress with our strategy to grow volumes and value”; if so, why?
5)..MATT DOOCEY to the Minister for Social Development: What announcements has she made to improve statutory child protection in New Zealand?
6)..Dr DAVID CLARK to the Minister for Economic Development: What lessons, if any, on regional economic development has he drawn from his recent ministerial visits to Northland?
7)..CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Will he stop any further work on dairy conversions by Landcorp, in light of the drop in the dairy price yesterday and concerns about the impact that those conversions will have on water quality; if not, why not?
8)..MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Trade: What recent steps has the Government taken to promote and support New Zealand exporters?
9)..Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Trade: What monetary and other assistance was provided by the New Zealand Government in support of his bid for appointment as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation?
10)..BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Small Business: How are small businesses benefiting from the Better for Business – Result 9 Programme?
11)..POTO WILLIAMS to the Minister for Social Housing: Why are Christchurch’s social housing organisations facing increased homelessness four years after the last major earthquake?
12)..MAHESH BINDRA to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by all his answers given to the House on 1 April 2015?