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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

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?

TĀMATI COFFEY to the Minister of Housing: What actions has the Government taken to achieve better housing outcomes for the people of Rotorua?

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

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Has he been instructed by the Prime Minister to look through the things he has on his agenda to ask himself whether “either from a spending perspective and investment perspective, or just from a focus perspective, those are things that we should be prioritising at this point in time”; if so, what initiatives, if any, has he identified should no longer be prioritised?

CAMILLA BELICH to the Minister of Education: What reports has he seen about numbers of people undertaking vocational education and training?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Justice: Is she confident the Government has the correct priorities in Justice?

NAISI CHEN to the Minister of Tourism: What reports has he seen on New Zealand’s tourism recovery?

ERICA STANFORD to the Minister of Immigration: Why were nurses and midwives not placed on the straight-to-residence pathway of the Green List in May, and on what date did he first receive advice, if at all, that the retention rates of migrant nurses and midwives are no longer a concern?

HELEN WHITE to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has he made about futureproofing New Zealand’s transport system?

SIMON WATTS to the Minister of Local Government: Did she receive advice from the Department of Internal Affairs on 25 October raising the possibility that Hon Eugenie Sage would pursue entrenchment of provisions in the Water Services Entities Bill via supplementary order paper and stating the Government would need to decide whether to support it; if so, how does she reconcile that with her answer to me in oral questions on 6 December, “We were made aware of the details of the SOP at the same time as he was”?

TEANAU TUIONO to the Minister of Education: Does he think the wages of rural school bus drivers in Aotearoa are fair?

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.