8 May 2024

Oral Questions for Wednesday 8 May 2024

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:00 pm on 8 May 2024

Questions to Ministers Rt Hon CHRIS HIPKINS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all of his Government's statements and actions? Hon MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government's statements and actions? Hon BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Finance: Does she stand by her statement, "We have gone line by line through our savings program to ensure that we have cut the chaff but not wheat"? NANCY LU to the Minister of Finance: What are the Government's fiscal intentions and objectives? Hon Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills: Does she stand by all her answers to oral question No. 8 on Thursday, 2 May 2024? SAM UFFINDELL to the Minister of Education: What recent reports by the OECD and the Education Review Office has she seen on the New Zealand education sector? INGRID LEARY to the Minister for Mental Health: Does he stand by his statement that the full-time equivalent roles of the Suicide Prevention Office will increase by one full-time equivalent role to 6.5 roles; if not, why not? RIMA NAKHLE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What proposals has she announced regarding the oversight of the Oranga Tamariki system? TEANAU TUIONO to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries: What strategies, if any, are being implemented to protect marine wildlife from harmful fishing practices? Hon Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Justice: Does he agree with Paul Goldsmith that "One of the pillars of democracy is that every adult has an equal say in who governs them, and through that vote, an equal say in important government decisions affecting their lives", and is he committed to an electoral system in which the franchise is as accessible and broad-based as possible? MARIAMENO KAPA-KINGI to the Minister of Health: When he committed to providing "timely access to quality healthcare for all New Zealanders", did he consider the implications of this generalisation for Maori women, who suffer disproportionate rates of maternal and infant inequities compared to non-Maori women? DAVID MacLEOD to the Minister of Corrections: What reports has he seen about his recent announcement of a $1.9 billion investment in Corrections?

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