Question Time for Thursday 10 Feb 2022
Questions to Ministers Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What action is the Government taking to support the Southland economy? SIMON COURT to the Minister of Local Government: Will she commit to making changes if the Three Waters Working Group on Representation, Governance and Accountability recommends that the governance structure should include more local representation; if not, why not? NICOLA WILLIS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government's statements and actions? MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What new action is the Government taking to support schools to provide learning environments for their students that are warm, dry, and fit for purpose? Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of his statements and actions on inflation? SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What recent reports has she seen on main benefits? CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: How many forward orders of rapid antigen tests have been consolidated into the Government's stock, and how many tests that have landed in New Zealand have been consolidated into the Government's stock of rapid antigen tests? ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications: What recent announcements has he made regarding Maori participation in the telecommunications sector? Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How many more people were in receipt of a main benefit in the December 2021 quarter compared to the September 2017 quarter, as measured by the Ministry of Social Development's quarterly benefit data releases? CHLÖE SWARBRICK to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing): Does she stand by her statement that "We will continue to keep a close eye on rent prices and will take further action if necessary"; if so, what specific further actions are being considered? Dr TRACEY McLELLAN to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent announcements has she made about contact tracing? Hon MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Police: Does she agree with the Police Commissioner's statement, "No retail worker or customer should experience fear or trauma when going about their day-to-day activities"; if so, is she satisfied with the level of crime at retail premises?