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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Finance: What actions has the Government taken to support businesses and households to respond to COVID-19?

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

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What is the Treasury’s most recent estimate of changes to the unemployment rate over the next six months; and, based on that estimate, what is the expected fiscal impact?

MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Health: How has the Government engaged with the Māori health sector during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: Can she confirm reports that the Ministry of Social Development is preparing for a further 300,000 benefit applications, which would almost double the number of New Zealanders on a main benefit?

KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister for the Environment: What action is the Government taking to support employment following the COVID-19 epidemic?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by all his statements on the fast-tracking of shovel-ready projects?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Transport: When is the Transmission Gully project expected to be completed and open to the public, and did the New Zealand Transport Agency receive legal advice that advised the agency not to provide $190.6m of financial relief to CPB HEB JV, which it agreed to do in February 2020?

KIERAN McANULTY to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: How is the Government protecting consumers who need access to credit?

Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Justice: Does he stand by his statement yesterday regarding the Government rushing his legislation to extend prisoner voting rights for prisoners during a national emergency, that “It is not a matter over which I have any control”?

Hon JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Local Government: Does she stand by all her Government’s policies and statements?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Health: What public health measures have contributed to the decline in new cases of COVID-19?

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.