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Oral Questions – 15 April 2021

Originally published: 15 April 2021

Questions to Ministers

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

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

WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: What recent announcements has she made about strengthening Māori knowledge in science and innovation?

RICARDO MENÉNDEZ MARCH to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What new steps, if any, will she take to end hardship in Aotearoa?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: How many people working in a managed isolation and quarantine facility who have been required to get a COVID-19 test under the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Required Testing) orders have not been compliant with these orders in getting a test since their inception, and does he stand by his statement on non-compliance that “it does not appear to be a large-scale problem”?

ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has she seen on the number of people receiving financial assistance from MSD?

Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Education: How many schools, if any, had fewer than 20 percent of their students attend regularly in 2020, using the Ministry of Education’s definition of regular attendance?

MARJA LUBECK to the Minister of Education: What action is the Government taking to support Auckland schools to provide learning environments for their students that are warm, comfortable, and fit for purpose?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness): How many written briefings, if any, has she received from officials recommending that the Government focus on exiting Emergency Housing Special Needs Grant accommodation and what concerns, if any, does she have about emergency accommodation?

PAUL EAGLE to the Minister for Building and Construction: What recent reports has she seen regarding the Construction Skills Action Plan?

BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What advice has she received in relation to her statement, “I want to know what, if anything, might be done to moderate wholesale prices without increasing the risk of power shortages”, and what advice has she received on the current risk of power shortages in New Zealand?

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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