Question Time for 4 August 2022
GREG O'CONNOR to the Minister for Building and Construction: What recent reports has she received on competition in the market for residential building supplies? NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Revenue: Can he confirm that the reason overseas New Zealanders have received the cost of living payment is that "the Inland Revenue Department has a New Zealand address for that taxpayer rather than an overseas one"; if so, how many people does he estimate fail to change their address with Inland Revenue when they leave the country? CAMILLA BELICH to the Minister of Education: What support has the Government contributed to help schools to provide learning environments for their students that are warm, dry, and fit for purpose? Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by all her statements and policies? CHLÖE SWARBRICK to the Minister of Education: Does he agree with the Prime Minister's statement that "education is the greatest enabler in society"; if so, has he seen the People's Inquiry into Student Wellbeing, which found thousands of tertiary students are living in poverty? TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister for Maori Development: What recent reports has he seen on the Maori economy? BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister of Housing: How many KiwiBuild houses were built in June 2022, if any, and was this more or less than the number of KiwiBuild houses built in January 2022? Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she agree with the Prime Minister that "it does matter to us as a Labour Government that we have people in the dignity of work"; if so, why are over 50,000 more people receiving jobseeker support as at the June 2022 quarter compared to the September 2017 quarter? SHANAN HALBERT to the Associate Minister of Health: What announcement has the Government recently made about HIV? ERICA STANFORD to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by the former Minister's target of ten working days for job checks for Accredited Employer Work Visas; if so, can he confirm that only 20 percent have been processed in that time frame? TANGI UTIKERE to the Associate Minister of Education (Pacific Peoples): What recent work has the Government done to enhance Pacific languages and bilingual learning in Aotearoa? PENNY SIMMONDS to the Minister of Education: Does Te Pukenga have a detailed plan focused on the underlying financial issues facing some of its subsidiaries; if not, why not?