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Oral Questions – 23 September 2021

Originally published: 23 September 2021

Questions to Ministers

TEANAU TUIONO to the Minister of Immigration: How many people have been deported by Immigration New Zealand since the beginning of March 2020 and, of these, how many have been deported to Pacific Island nations?

ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What recent progress has been made on New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccine programme?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions?

TANGI UTIKERE to the Minister of Local Government: What steps has the Government taken to ensure that the Three Waters Reform proposals are well understood by councils?

BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister for Broadcasting and Media: Does he stand by his statement, “we are constantly reviewing our safeguards to ensure we have the right tools to respond to potential issues of foreign interference” in relation to reports over Skykiwi’s terms of service?

Hon TODD McCLAY to the Minister of Finance: Is he concerned with reports of business failures in the hospitality, retail, and events sectors, including today from the Restaurant Association who have said 1,000 of their members are on the brink of closure without additional support; if so, what additional targeted action will his Government take to save these businesses?

ANNA LORCK to the Minister of Agriculture: What recent support has the Government provided for the agriculture sector?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What specific progress has been made with negotiations with Pfizer for COVID-19 booster shots, which the Director-General of Health said over a month ago were “at sort of a fairly crucial stage”, and is New Zealand intending on ordering booster shots for the COVID-19 vaccine programme?

JAMIE STRANGE to the Minister of Internal Affairs: How is the Government encouraging young New Zealanders to make informed decisions online?

Hon DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with the Motor Industry Association that “When combining fees under the clean car discount with penalties under the clean car standard, the price for light vehicles will need to increase on average by about 15 to 20 percent to offset the penalties”, and what advice has he received on any likely increase in the price of light vehicles as a result of his policies?

GLEN BENNETT to the Minister of Customs: What is Customs doing to facilitate trade and support New Zealand’s economic recovery from COVID-19?

BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Local Government: Does she stand by all of her statements and actions?

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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