7 Dec 2023

Oral Questions for Thursday 7 December 2023

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:00 pm on 7 December 2023

Questions to Ministers Rt Hon CHRIS HIPKINS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, "We also want to see steps made towards a ceasefire"? CATHERINE WEDD to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has she seen on the New Zealand economy? Hon MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's statements and actions? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Will the tax cut package promised by the Government in the Speech from the Throne be "self-funding"; if so, what specific revenue measures will be used to fund it? DEBBIE NGAREWA-PACKER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and policies? LAURA TRASK to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What is Government policy on Fair Pay Agreements? Hon Dr AYESHA VERRALL to the Minister of Health: Why did he delegate responsibilities for the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990 to the Associate Minister of Health Hon Casey Costello, and why has he not made any delegations to the other associate Ministers of Health, Hon Matt Doocey and Hon David Seymour? GRANT McCALLUM to the Minister for Energy: What recent announcements has he made on the Lake Onslow Pumped Hydro scheme? JENNY MARCROFT to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Does he have any concerns about the Scott Base redevelopment in Antarctica? Hon WILLIE JACKSON to the Minister for Maori Development: Is he committed to the goal of achieving 1 million speakers of te reo Maori by 2040? KATIE NIMON to the Minister of Education: What reports has she received on student achievement? GOLRIZ GHAHRAMAN to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Will he lead the Government to join the United Nations Secretary General, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the majority of New Zealanders according to a recent poll to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza; if not, why not?

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