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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

ANNA LORCK to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on financial support given to businesses in the wake of recent alert level changes?

Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies and actions?

ANGELA ROBERTS to the Minister of Education: What is the Government doing in schools to tackle material hardship for families while also improving educational outcomes?

DAVID SEYMOUR to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her statements and actions regarding the Government’s response to COVID-19?

STEPH LEWIS to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What support has the Ministry of Social Development provided to people and families affected by the recent COVID-19 restrictions?

ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister for Infrastructure: How many of the 170 projects announced by the Government, as part of its shovel-ready scheme announced in April last year, if any, has construction not started on?

Hon EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries: How many habitats of particular significance for fisheries management have been defined and protected under section 9(c) of the Fisheries Act 1996 in the last 10 years?

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Associate Minister of Education: What initiatives has the Government recently announced to remove barriers to participating in education for young people in schools?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Has the Government commenced a “fundamental review of the design of the [COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme]”, and what changes, if any, is the Government contemplating to the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme?

TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister for Emergency Management: What progress has been made in building the capability and capacity of the emergency management workforce?

CHLÖE SWARBRICK to the Minister of Health: Does he consider the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 supports the Government’s commitment to “minimising drug harm and to treating drugs as a health issue”?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Housing: Does she stand by her statement that “Motels are not a suitable environment for vulnerable individuals, families and whanau and they are also not cost effective”; if so, how many people is the Government funding to live in motels now compared to the last quarter of 2017?

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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