15 Nov 2022

Oral Questions for Tuesday 15 November 2022

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:00 pm on 15 November 2022

Questions to Ministers RACHEL BROOKING to the Minister for the Environment: What progress has the Government made on reforming the resource management system? CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Acting Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and actions? Dr EMILY HENDERSON to the Minister of Housing: What action is the Government taking to enable better housing outcomes through reform of the resource management system? Hon JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that "our job is to make sure we have a fair and progressive tax system"? NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement last week in relation to management of Government finances that "tough choices will be required"; if so, what tough choices is he considering, if any? SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister for Infrastructure: What impact will the changes announced for the resource management system have on New Zealand's infrastructure? CHRIS BAILLIE to the Minister of Police: How many businesses in New Zealand have had assessments completed under the Retail Crime Prevention Programme, and of those, how many, if any, have had installations of protective equipment completed to date? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: How many of the 1,266 internationally qualified nurses that he stated in the House last week had arrived in New Zealand since 1 January 2022 have been employed since 1 January 2022 to work in the health system, and how many nurses have left employment over the same time frame? GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Police: What recent announcements has he made on investments to emergency services to keep the public safe? Hon MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Police: Does he agree with AM Show host Ryan Bridge's comments about retail crime that "There is a growing sense that nothing is being done about these things, the Government isn't being hard enough on them, there aren't enough consequences, and they keep happening as they do so people are taking matters into their own hands", and how many businesses have had security systems installed through the Small Retailer Crime Prevention Fund? IBRAHIM OMER to the Minister of Immigration: What recent announcements has he made regarding migrant families? SIMON WATTS to the Minister of Local Government: How many, if any, parks and reserves, that link to the storm water network will be transferred to the proposed water services entities as part of the Government's three waters reforms, and what consultation, if any, was undertaken about the potential for those assets to be transferred?

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