Oral Questions for 30 January 2024
Questions to Ministers DAN BIDOIS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has she seen on the cost of living? RT HON CHRIS HIPKINS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's statements and actions? TAKUTAI TARSH KEMP to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's statements and actions? RIMA NAKHLE to the Minister of Housing: What recent concerns has he raised with Kainga Ora regarding vacant homes? HON GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is the reported statement from Treasury correct that the 6.5 percent or 7.5 percent savings that are being sought from Public Service agencies include both departmental and non-departmental spending; if so, has she set any criteria beyond that for what spending is included or not included in the savings? HON MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, "The Government has no plan, and never has had plans, to amend or revise the Treaty, or the Treaty settlements we have all worked so very hard together to achieve"; if so, why is his Government proposing to introduce a Treaty principles bill that officials say "is not supported by the spirit of the Treaty or the text of the Treaty", and for which there has been a lack of consultation with the public? HON WILLIE JACKSON to the Minister for Maori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti: What plans, if any, does the Government have to discuss its policies at Waitangi next week? JAMES MEAGER to the Minister of Local Government: What recent announcements has he made about the voting age for local government? HON DR AYESHA VERRALL to the Associate Minister of Health: Does she stand by all her statements and actions? PAULO GARCIA to the Minister of Education: What is the Government focusing on for the start of the school year? HON GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Police: Does he stand by his guarantee that there'll be no cuts or reprioritisations to the Police budget in order to deliver 500 extra police; if so, what advice has he received, if any, on the impact the proposed 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent cut to the Police budget would have on public safety? HON JAMES SHAW to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and policies?