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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: Why did he introduce the Te Rohe o Rongokako Joint Redress Bill and the Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki nui-ā-Rua Claims Settlement Bill, when in November 2021 the Waitangi Tribunal called for the Crown to postpone the introduction of the settlement legislation and allow the litigation in front of the Supreme Court to take its course?

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

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Housing: By what amount, if any, have both the median rent and the demand for social housing increased since the Government announced its housing package in March 2021?

Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What will be the focus for the Government’s response to COVID-19 in 2022?

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

Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Finance: Does he accept that with inflation of 5.9 per cent and a wage rate increase of 2.6 per cent for 2021, real incomes for New Zealanders are going backwards; if so, what will he do about it?

ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What recent announcements has she made about support for the arts and events sector?

SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Does he have confidence that he can deliver light rail in Auckland; if so, why?

GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Police: What steps is the Government taking to tackle firearms violence?

DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the advice provided to him by the Treasury that “Increases in fiscal stimulus outside of higher Alert Levels … have exerted inflationary pressures … by increasing aggregate demand”; if not, why not?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Economic and Regional Development: What progress has the Government made on regional economic priorities?

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.