The following is a transcript of the Q&A from the NZ Parliament dealing with
the Carbon Emissions target:
Questions And Answers - 6 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009, 11:02 am
Press Release: Office of the Clerk
(uncorrected transcript--subject to correction and further editing)
THURSDAY, 6 AUGUST 2009
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER
QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS
Charles Chauvel: Does the Prime Minister think that actors Lucy Lawless,
Robyn Malcolm, and Cliff Curtis, who are also participating in the Sign On
campaign, should stick to acting, and has he advised Michael Jones to "stick to
rugby and keep out of politics", or do different rules apply to potential
National Party recruits?
Hon BILL ENGLISH (Acting Prime Minister): They are all eminent New Zealand actors, and sticking to acting may well be a recipe for further success for them. However, an advertising campaign is not a replacement for serious analysis of the impact of a 40 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. Any serious analysis would tell us that such a reduction would have a very negative impact on our economy and on people's livelihoods.
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