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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of his statements and policies?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Has he received any reports of foreign interference activities in New Zealand from foreign State actors of the type described by Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady in her paper “Magic Weapons” as united front work carried out by the Chinese Communist Party; if so, what efforts is the Government making to protect New Zealand’s interests?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: How is the Government adapting its public health response to manage the evolving nature of the coronavirus outbreak, and what support, if any, can the Opposition provide to help New Zealanders?

KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister for Economic Development: What recent announcements has he made about supporting businesses affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Transport: Why did he say on 22 January 2020 that “What the Super Fund proposed is that they would design, build and operate the light rail line for the next 50 years”, and was he basing those comments on the unsolicited bid for Auckland light rail made in May 2018 by NZ Infra?

Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Is he confident that the Government is doing enough to help the education sector deal with the effects of coronavirus?

DARROCH BALL to the Minister of Defence: What recent announcements has he made on defence capability projects?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing: Does she stand by her statement on 4 September 2019 with regard to a $400 million progressive home ownership scheme, “I will be making those final decisions and taking that piece of work back to Cabinet before the end of the year and we’ll have the scheme up and running next year”; if so, which month this year will it be up and running?

JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she have confidence there will be no electricity security of supply issues in light of Transpower’s advice to her that there is a risk of “inadequate capacity” to meet demand over the period when the Pohukura Gas field is closed for maintenance and there are restrictions on the HVDC inter-island electricity transmission system?

ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister of Health: How is New Zealand’s public health service responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus?

Answers to these questions are delivered from 2pm (New Zealand time) on the day of tabling. The answers can be accessed in text form, once Hansard is finalised, by clicking here.

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