Questions for Oral Answer 29 August 2023
Questions to Ministers TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister for Cyclone Recovery: What progress has been made on agreements with councils in severely affected areas following Cyclone Gabrielle? HON JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Transport: Will the Government commit to building light rail in our three major centres in a cost-effective way that reduces emissions? CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and actions? TERISA NGOBI to the Minister of Housing: How is the Government's record public housing build programme increasing the supply of homes in regional New Zealand? DEBBIE NGAREWA-PACKER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's actions and policies? NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: What concerns, if any, does he have about the performance of the New Zealand economy, and what impact is the performance of the New Zealand economy having on New Zealanders? DR ANAE NERU LEAVASA to the Minister of Education: What feedback has she received on the Government's free healthy school lunches programme? DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and policies? INGRID LEARY to the Minister of Immigration: What recent announcement has he made regarding a residence pathway for Special Ukraine Visa holders who are settled in New Zealand? MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: Why are there 16 fewer psychiatrist FTEs employed in 2023 than when this Government came into office in 2017, and does she think that this is an acceptable outcome from the $1.9 billion announced for mental health in Budget 2019? VANUSHI WALTERS to the Minister of Justice: What progress has the Government made in cracking down on youth offending? HON MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement, "It is my view that New Zealanders feel safer"; if so, why?