11 Apr 2024

Oral Questions for Thursday 11 April 2024

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:00 pm on 11 April 2024

Questions to Ministers NANCY LU to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has she seen about the economy? Hon BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Finance: Can she confirm that she told the Finance and Expenditure Committee this morning that the Government would be borrowing more in the future, and how much is the Government intending to borrow? TANYA UNKOVICH to the Associate Minister of Agriculture: What recent announcements has he made? LAN PHAM to the Minister for the Environment: Does she agree with advice from officials in the Our Land 2024 report that "An extractive approach to land reduces nature's ability to sustain itself and provide for us, putting our economy and livelihoods, food system resilience, natural ecosystems, and quality of life at risk"; if not, why not? Hon CARMEL SEPULONI to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What advice has she received from MSD officials that informed the Government's target of reducing the number of people on the jobseeker support benefit by 50,000 by 2030? JOSEPH MOONEY to the Minister of Housing: What recent announcements has he made on steps to improve the rental market? Hon WILLIE JACKSON to the Minister for Media and Communications: Does she stand by her statement, "Media plays a very, very important role in our democracy"; if not, why not? Dr LAWRENCE XU-NAN to the Associate Minister of Education (Partnership Schools): Does he agree with the Public Health Communication Centre Aotearoa report on Ka Ora, Ka Ako that "the evidence is clear: Ka Ora, Ka Ako alleviates hunger and less hunger improves school achievement"; if not, why not? TIM COSTLEY to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has he made on speed limits in Kapiti? Hon Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Associate Minister of Justice (Firearms): Does she stand by all of her statements and actions in respect of firearms reform? TOM RUTHERFORD to the Associate Minister of Housing (Social Housing): What recent announcements has the Government made about emergency housing? GREG O'CONNOR to the Minister for Veterans: Does he agree with RSA National President Sir Wayne Shelford that "New Zealand has legislation that is discriminatory and inadequately provides for New Zealand's veterans of military service"?

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