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Oral Questions – 14 April 2022

Originally published: 14 April 2022

Questions to Ministers

JAMIE STRANGE to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: What action is the Government taking to support innovation in the aerospace sector?

MARK CAMERON to the Minister of Climate Change: Does he stand by the position he took in Parliament on 31 March that we do not need to reduce the national herd size, or the position he took on One News on 12 April that we do need to reduce the national herd size?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Treasury forecasts showing inflation will outstrip New Zealanders’ wages this year, and does he agree with Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan that “The high cost of living and unaffordable housing threatens to create a brain drain over the next two years”?

ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister of Health: What progress has been made in establishing the new health entities as part of the Government’s health reforms?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Housing: How many KiwiBuild houses were built in January 2022, if any, and is KiwiBuild performing to her expectations?

RACHEL BOYACK to the Minister for the Environment: How has Jobs for Nature supported regional communities?

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

INGRID LEARY to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: How many people have been supported by Operation Whakahokinga Mai to get from Afghanistan to New Zealand since September last year?

ERICA STANFORD to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement regarding doctors and nurses not being eligible to apply for the 2021 Resident Visa that “we still want you and we need your skills in the country, and, when we return to normal residency settings, they can apply”; if so, can he explain what the criteria of the normal residency settings will be to give the doctors and nurses the certainty they need to stay in New Zealand?

JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Is he concerned that UNICEF ranked Aotearoa the third worst in the OCED for paid parental leave entitlements, and that working families face the most expensive childcare costs as a percentage of the average wage?

KAREN CHHOUR to the Minister for the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence: Does she stand by her statement, “The Government is committed to reducing, and ultimately eliminating family violence and sexual violence”; if so, why as at 29 March had she received no briefings on family or sexual violence within emergency and transitional housing?

VANUSHI WALTERS to the Minister of Justice: How is the Government supporting courts to operate safely during COVID-19?

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.