Oral Questions for Thursday 31 August 2023
Questions to Ministers HELEN WHITE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy? CHRISTOPHER LUXON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and actions? DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and policies? SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister of Housing: What reports has she seen regarding foreign buyers in the housing market? NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Finance: Have the Government's actions contributed to the New Zealand economy being in recession with an ongoing cost of living crisis? DAN ROSEWARNE to the Minister of Transport: How is the Community Connect package benefiting New Zealanders? Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Corrections: Does the Government still have a goal of reducing the prison population by 30 percent, irrespective of the level of crime in our communities; if so, has that goal impacted on public safety? ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement, "It is my view that New Zealanders feel safer"; if so, why? Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: How many more people, if any, are on the jobseeker benefit as recorded in the June 2023 quarter compared to the September 2017 quarter, and how many more people, if any, spent more than a year on the jobseeker benefit as recorded in the June 2023 quarter compared to the September 2017 quarter? LEMAUGA LYDIA SOSENE to the Associate Minister of Education: What changes is the Government making to early childhood education? Hon MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Climate Change: What recent reports, if any, has he seen on New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions? SIMEON BROWN to the Minister of Transport: How much money has been spent in the past six years on contractors and consultants for light rail in Auckland?