25 Aug 2022

Oral Questions for Thursday 25 August 2022

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:00 pm on 25 August 2022

Questions to Ministers CHRIS BAILLIE to the Minister of Police: Does he agree with the Prime Minister's statement, made on Tuesday, that "Police do keep a tally of ram raids in different regions"; if so, how many ram raids have been recorded over the past three months? NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Did he receive any advice from Treasury about potential for increased inflationary pressures from Government spending decisions made in Budget 2022; if so, on what occasions, if any, did he choose to spend more on initiatives than Treasury advised? BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does she stand by all her statements and actions? ANNA LORCK to the Minister of Forestry: What recent announcements has he made about transforming the forestry and wood processing sector? ERICA STANFORD to the Minister of Immigration: How many nurses have applied for the Accredited Employer Work Visa, and how many of those nurses applied from offshore? WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: What recent announcements has she made regarding the Research and Development Tax Incentive? RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by the application of sanctions to people who receive the jobseeker-health condition and disability benefit for "failing to prepare for work"; if so, what is the purpose of these sanctions? ANAHILA KANONGATA'A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: What recent work has the Government done to grow Pacific employment? SIMON WATTS to the Minister of Local Government: Does she agree with Central Hawke's Bay Mayor Alex Walker, who described her Three Waters reform process as "unempowering for our communities", and does she believe communities have been adequately consulted in her proposed Three Waters reforms? KAREN CHHOUR to the Minister for Children: Does he have confidence in this Government's ability to protect and support vulnerable children, and what lessons, if any, have been learnt from the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care to date? IBRAHIM OMER to the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control: What outcomes does he want to be achieved when the Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons concludes this week?

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