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Oral Questions – 30 September 2021

Originally published: 30 September 2021

Questions to Ministers

Dr JAMES McDOWALL to the Minister of Immigration: Is he confident that Immigration New Zealand can process the 2021 Resident Visa applications of up to 165,000 migrants within 12 months; if so, what does Immigration New Zealand plan to do differently to avoid creating a significant backlog?

TANGI UTIKERE to the Minister of Health: What recent reports has he seen on the implementation of the Budget 2019 mental health package?

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

ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister of Local Government: Does she stand by her comment on Three Waters reform that “the case for change is compelling, well understood, and needs to be addressed”; if so, what steps will she take to ensure feedback over the last eight weeks will be considered?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Why didn’t he add any new resourced ICU beds in Auckland in the year before the current outbreak, and what recommendations about ICU capacity, if any, were included in the two recent models he identified in his answer to written question No. 42142?

JO LUXTON to the Minister of Immigration: What recent announcements has the Government made to provide certainty for temporary migrants and their employers?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement on the Government’s economic response to the August COVID-19 outbreak, “We do know that there will be businesses unfortunately who won’t make it through this, but we also know that the rebound on the other side has shown that the New Zealand economy does well when we get on top of this, and businesses come back”?

RACHEL BOYACK to the Minister of Conservation: What recent announcements has she made regarding Jobs for Nature projects on the West Coast?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: Does he stand by all of the Government’s policies and statements in responding to COVID-19?

TEANAU TUIONO to the Minister of Immigration: Does he agree with the Green Party open letter sent to him in June that migrants need to have clear and achievable pathways to residency?

JAMIE STRANGE to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What reports has he seen on the benefits of Government changes to KiwiSaver?

RAWIRI WAITITI to the Minister of Corrections: Does he have confidence in the Department of Corrections?

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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