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Oral Questions – 8 April 2021

Originally published: 8 April 2021

Questions to Ministers

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements and actions?

PAUL EAGLE to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What recent announcements has she made about futureproofing the arts, culture, and heritage sector?

ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement in regard to tenants being evicted from their properties as a result of the housing changes, “I don’t think it’s a fair characterisation at all, and in fact those changes have not kicked in yet”?

BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister of Revenue: Will the public be consulted on the proposed changes to interest deductibility; if so, what is the timeline for that consultation?

RACHEL BOYACK to the Minister for the Environment: Is the Government supporting waste minimisation; if so, how?

JAN LOGIE to the Minister for ACC: Does she think it is acceptable that ACC now has a more restrictive policy on birth-related injuries, when 85 percent of New Zealand women experience perineal injuries?

RACHEL BROOKING to the Minister of Tourism: How is the Government supporting councils and regions most impacted by the loss of international tourists to build infrastructure for regional development?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: Did he receive a paper from the Ministry of Health dated 26 January 2021 outlining the initial delivery schedule of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and an 11-week roll-out schedule; if so, why has New Zealand not cumulatively administered 390,413 as stated at week seven?

SIMON COURT to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by the statement in the Cabinet paper Progressing the City Centre to Māngere Project through a public service delivery approach that the project faces “a funding shortfall, requiring substantial central government support”?

SARAH PALLETT to the Minister for Women: What recent reports has she seen on New Zealand’s gender equality gap?

MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that since 2017-18 the average wait-time for child and adolescent mental health services has got worse across at least 16 of the 20 district health boards?   

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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