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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

Dr SHANE RETI to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s statements and actions related to the COVID-19 response?

TANGI UTIKERE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What recent announcements has she made about the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund?

Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Local Government: Does she still agree with the statement, “Labour will ensure that major decisions about local democracy involve full participation of the local population from the outset”; if so, is she satisfied that the public consultation process on the Local Electoral (Māori Wards and Māori Constituencies) Amendment Bill is consistent with that statement?

Dr TRACEY McLELLAN to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made on the progress of He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Economic and Regional Development: What recent reports has he heard regarding the impact of regional economic development investments in Northland?

Hon JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Prime Minister that whether people rent or own, “it is considered unaffordable to have someone paying more than 30 percent of their income on the cost of their housing”?

ANGELA ROBERTS to the Associate Minister of Education: What is the Government doing to better support clearer and more relevant learning in schools?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Housing: Does the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 require tier 1 and tier 2 local authorities to make more space available for housing development this year; if not, by what date are tier 1 and tier 2 local authorities required to make any such changes?

SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has he made about helping reduce emissions across the transport sector?

MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Health: How many full-time equivalent staff are employed by the Government’s $455 million front-line mental health services, and how many people have been seen by his new front-line mental health service to date?

Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Associate Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: What recent announcements has she made about supporting early-career researchers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

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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