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Oral Questions – 28 June 2022

Originally published: 28 June 2022

Questions to Ministers

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

JAN LOGIE to the Minister of Internal Affairs: Does she have confidence in the current state of our fire and emergency services, when the NZ Professional Firefighters’ Union is reporting that FENZ management is failing to keep career fire stations open 24/7 and there are dangerously low staffing levels; if so, why?

CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Acting Prime Minister: Does he stand by the Prime Minister’s statement that “we are well placed to recover, with one of the best economies in the world”; if so, is he confident that New Zealand’s economy will grow faster than Australia’s over the next four years?

Dr EMILY HENDERSON to the Minister of Police: What recent reports has he seen on the changing nature of the Police workforce in New Zealand?

RAWIRI WAITITI to the Minister of Housing: Does she stand by all the Government’s statements and actions on housing?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement on the economy that “the recovery is gaining momentum”; if so, is he concerned that, according to Westpac, “household budgets are being squeezed in a way that they haven’t been for decades”?

GLEN BENNETT to the Minister for Economic and Regional Development: What reports has he seen on the evaluation of the Provincial Growth Fund?

DAVID SEYMOUR to the Acting Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s statements and policies?

CAMILLA BELICH to the Associate Minister of Education (School Operations): What milestones, if any, have recently been met in the Government’s barrier-free access to education work programme?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by his statement that the health system as a whole is “coping”?

SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What recent announcements has she made about boosting the health of New Zealanders through winter?

Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What is the percentage increase, if any, of people in receipt of jobseeker support for two to three consecutive years in duration in the March 2022 quarter compared to the September 2017 quarter?

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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