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Oral Questions – 8 July 2021

Originally published: 8 July 2021

Questions to Ministers

MARK CAMERON to the Minister of Conservation: Is she confident that the $1.1 billion nature-based jobs funding will deliver 11,000 jobs?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: What is his plan to manage current demand for health services around winter illness, and how has he assured himself that district health board services are safe?

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Revenue: Does he stand by the Minister of Finance’s statement on 23 March 2021 that deducting interest expenses from rental income is a “tax loophole”, and what assurances, if any, has he sought that increasing tax on landlords won’t lead to renters being forced out of their homes?

Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made on the Like Minds, Like Mine campaign?

SIMON WATTS to the Minister of Health: How many unfilled vacancies are there in total across the district health boards, and how many of those vacancies are for nurses?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Women: What recent progress has she seen on the representation of women on public sector boards?

Hon JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Energy and Resources: How many new permits for oil and gas exploration have been granted in Aotearoa since the Government declared a climate emergency?

BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements have been made on bringing New Zealand’s rail network back up to scratch?

CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by all of his statements and actions?

KAREN CHHOUR to the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence: Does she stand by the statement on 20 May 2021 that “We are truly committed to having a safer Aotearoa New Zealand for all, and especially for women and our tamariki”?

CAMILLA BELICH to the Minister for Food Safety: What action is the Government taking to prevent spina bifida and similar conditions?

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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