20 Oct 2022

Oral Questions for Thursday 20 October 2022

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:00 pm on 20 October 2022

Questions to Ministers NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with CoreLogic chief economist Kelvin Davidson on rising mortgage interest rates that it's "a big change, so that's going to mean quite a big change for household finances"; if so, what advice, if any, has he had on the impact rising mortgage interest rates will have on disposable household incomes? GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Police: What recent reports has he seen of New Zealand Police responding to youth offending? RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister of Immigration: Has he seen the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities report's concerns and recommendations regarding the acceptable standards of health requirements; if so, has he requested any advice on this report? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: How many people identified by his "high-powered" waiting list task force as having waited more than 12 months on the surgical waiting list have had surgery, and how many have been removed from that list due to being medically unfit for treatment? ANGELA ROBERTS to the Minister for ACC: What announcements has she made about improving ACC support for workers? CHRIS BAILLIE to the Minister of Police: How many ram raids have been reported since May 2022, and how many offenders have been arrested in relation to these reported ram raids? Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Justice: Is she confident the justice system is delivering justice to the victims of youth crime? PAUL EAGLE to the Minister of Conservation: How has Jobs for Nature supported local communities with employment opportunities and conservation efforts? SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with NZTA's statement that Kiwis should "slow down and maintain a safe following distance between their vehicle and the one in front to maximise their chance of seeing and responding to a pothole in the road"; if so, why? SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister for Economic and Regional Development: What announcements has he made about supporting regional economies? MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Broadcasting and Media: Does he stand by his statements and actions regarding the Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill? CAMILLA BELICH to the Minister for Women: What reports of recent progress towards gender equality has she seen?

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