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Oral Questions – 24 November 2021

Originally published: 24 November 2021

Questions to Ministers

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

BARBARA EDMONDS to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister of Health: What clinical criteria, if any, are being used to determine whether a person who is COVID-positive and self-isolating in the community should be given a pulse oximeter, and does he believe that the home isolation model is ready for the traffic light system?

TEANAU TUIONO to the Minister of Agriculture: Is he satisfied with the contribution the agriculture sector is making towards meeting the Government’s emissions reduction targets; if not, why not?

SARAH PALLETT to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What recent announcements has the Government made on reconnecting New Zealand to the world?

Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: How many inpatient procedures, as they are described in answer to written question No. 51279, have been deferred since the start of the current Delta outbreak, and how many people, if any, are now waiting more than four months for a specialist appointment?

Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Health: How is the Cancer Control Agency driving long-term outcomes for men’s health in relation to prostate cancer?

ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What will be the criteria for businesses to be eligible for business support under the new traffic light system, and how many businesses, if any, does he expect to be operating under the red level next week?

SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister of Transport: How will transport support the economic recovery over the next three years?

KAREN CHHOUR to the Minister of Social Development and Employment: Does she believe that she is achieving results for New Zealanders currently not in the workforce and receiving income support who are looking to enter the workforce?

ANAHILA KANONGATA’A-SUISUIKI to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: What recent announcement has the Government made about supporting Pacific communities in their transition to the COVID-19 Protection Framework?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing): Is she concerned about the Tenancy Tribunal’s warning that Kāinga Ora is being compromised by its own “sustaining tenancies” policy, and how much compensation has the tribunal ordered Kāinga Ora to pay due to breaches of its duty under section 45(1)(e) of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 to ensure that none of their tenants interfere with the “reasonable peace, comfort, or privacy” of other tenants?

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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