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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Health: What is the Government doing to keep the public informed of the steps they can take to protect themselves against COVID-19?

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

DAVID SEYMOUR to the Minister of Transport: Will he cancel the 3.5 cents per litre petrol excise increase due to take effect from 1 July this year, to reduce costs on consumers during the predicted recession?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Police: What advice has he received about the Police’s role in responding to COVID-19?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What are the assumptions behind the estimated $5.1 billion cost of the Government’s COVID-19 wage subsidy scheme; in particular, how many workers does the Government estimate will be subsidised by the scheme?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: What is the best estimate of the number of COVID-19 testing kits currently available for use in New Zealand, and is he satisfied that is sufficient to meet projected demand?

GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister of Customs: What precautions are being taken at the border to help slow the spread of COVID-19?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: How many respiratory ventilators are available across the health system, and is he satisfied that New Zealand’s health system is prepared for an outbreak of COVID-19?

Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Is he confident that the Government is taking all necessary measures in our education system to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and keep people safe?

MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Social Development: What support is this Government providing for people most in need in light of the impacts of COVID-19?

SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Customs: Does she stand by all her statements and actions in relation to COVID-19?

MELISSA LEE to the Minister for Ethnic Communities: Does she stand by all her actions and policies for New Zealand’s ethnic communities?

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.