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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

Dr JAMES McDOWALL to the Minister of Tourism: Does he stand by all of his statements and actions?

ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen of how the economy is performing a year on from the decision to move to alert level 4?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions?

GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Housing: What reaction has she seen to the new
supply side measures announced as part of the Government’s housing package on Tuesday?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: Is he satisfied with the management of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, and will the Government set an official target of how many New Zealanders should get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Dr TRACEY McLELLAN to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: How have New Zealand’s COVID-19 health protection measures improved over the past year?

Hon DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by his comment in regards to horticulture worker shortages, “The Minister of Immigration has indicated … that at this stage there is no capacity to bring in any more RSE workers”; if so, has he asked Cabinet colleagues what progress has been made on the Pacific COVID-safe travel zone?

RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is her response to the findings of MSD’s Experiences of Money Management in the Youth Service report that payments are often inadequate, and that compulsory money management may lead to further debt, stigma, and hinders our young people?

BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Revenue: What reports has he seen about the proposed change to interest tax deductibility for existing residential rental properties?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Housing: Can she confirm that neither the final design nor the criteria for the Housing Acceleration Fund have been decided on by Cabinet, and by what date will that scheme result in a single new house being built?

INGRID LEARY to the Minister of Immigration: What recent reports has he seen on the additional 2,000 Recognised Seasonal Employer workers brought in under a class border exception to support the horticulture and wine industries?

NICOLE McKEE to the Minister of Police: What actions, if any, have been taken to speed up the process for the approximately 10,000 people caught in a firearm licence application backlog?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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