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Oral Questions – 18 May 2022

Originally published: 18 May 2022

Questions to Ministers

BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made on expanding mental health and addiction services?

TEANAU TUIONO to the Minister of Agriculture: Does he stand by his statement that “the Government looks to all sectors to pull their weight with the Emissions Reduction Plan”; if so, does he believe agriculture will be pulling its weight over the first three emissions budget periods?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Westpac economist Michael Gordon’s view that “Many households are already feeling the pinch on their finances, and that pressure will become more intense over the next few years”; if so, will he commit to tax relief in tomorrow’s Budget?

RACHEL BROOKING to the Minister of Forestry: How is the Government using investment in forestry to help New Zealand meet its obligations to lower emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change?

DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her Government’s statements and policies?

MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: Why did he announce yesterday an expansion of Mana Ake with “$90 million set aside to start services in Northland, Counties Manukau, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and West Coast regions”, when he had already announced in April 2021, “The expansion of Mana Ake will start in five new DHB areas: Northland, Counties Manukau, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and West Coast”, and is he aware of any other recent Government mental health announcements that have already been announced?

VANUSHI WALTERS to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has the Government made about supporting the public transport sector?

SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Does he still believe that early construction on Auckland light rail will start in 2023?

ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister for Youth: What recent announcements has she made about supporting youth in New Zealand?

Hon MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement, “in terms of what I am delivering as Police Minister … our people feel safer”; if so, why?

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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