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Oral Questions – 11 November 2021

Originally published: 11 November 2021

Questions to Ministers

BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister of Housing: What actions, if any, will she take in response to revelations that an upcoming political candidate was used in a Kāinga Ora promotion, and does she believe the culture of Kāinga Ora is upholding what is expected of the Public Service?

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

ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: Is he satisfied with the level of openness and transparency around the Government’s spending?

SHANAN HALBERT to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: What recent progress has been made on New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccine programme across the regions?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Health: What is the average length of time between someone testing positive for COVID-19 and public health staff getting in contact with them regarding isolation arrangements, and is he satisfied with the management of the home self-isolation system?

GINNY ANDERSEN to the Minister responsible for the GCSB: What recent announcements have been made in the GCSB portfolio?

JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Is she confident the Government is adequately supporting whānau in hardship through COVID-19?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Transport: What recent progress has been made to improve transport in the regions?

NICOLA WILLIS to the Minister of Housing: How did she make it clear to Kāinga Ora that she is “not comfortable with them using political candidates” in their advertising, and what actions have been taken by Kāinga Ora to address her concerns?

NAISI CHEN to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent progress has been made towards regulating merchant service fees?

HARETE HIPANGO to the Associate Minister of Health (Māori Health): Will the Ministry of Health release Māori health data in the manner requested by the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, and how much have Government departments spent to date on legal costs in relation to this issue?

NICOLE McKEE to the Minister of Justice: How many prior convictions on average does a third-strike offender have?

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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