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Source: New Zealand Parliament – Oral Questions and Answers

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Oral Questions – 5 May 2022

Originally published: 5 May 2022

Questions to Ministers

BROOKE VAN VELDEN to the Minister of Housing: How many Kāinga Ora homes in new developments would not meet the requirements of the Healthy Homes Standards heating formula, as mentioned in a Cabinet paper released on 3 December 2021, and how much extra funding, if any, would it cost to bring these developments up to the standards required by the heating formula?

HELEN WHITE to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What action is the Government taking to decarbonise Auckland’s harbour ferries?

CHRIS BISHOP to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing): How many people are on the State housing waitlist now compared to September 2017, and has she received advice on when that number will return to the levels of September 2017?

GLEN BENNETT to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What recent announcements has she made about Care in the Community?

Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Does she stand by all her statements and actions?

ARENA WILLIAMS to the Minister for Māori Development: What reports has he seen on education and employment outcomes for rangatahi Māori?

Hon MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Police: Does she stand by her statement, “I reject the premise that gang tensions have increased under this Government’s watch”?

TEANAU TUIONO to the Minister for COVID-19 Response: Does he remain committed to ensuring that the Government’s response to COVID-19 is informed by the best available scientific evidence; if so, what is his response to an open letter by more than 150 doctors and scientists calling for additional protections, particularly in schools?

MARJA LUBECK to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has the Government made about supporting regular attendance and engagement in education?

PENNY SIMMONDS to the Minister of Education: What, if any, is the net financial deficit of Te Pūkenga forecast for 2022, and how much more or less is it than the actual Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics sector deficit in 2019 prior to the establishment of Te Pūkenga?

GREG O’CONNOR to the Minister of Transport: What recent announcements has he made about supporting greater access to driver licensing testing and training?

TONI SEVERIN to the Minister of Corrections: Is he confident in the performance of Corrections; if so, how does he explain a 29 percent increase in prisoner-on-staff assaults from November 2021 to February 2022, despite there being a decrease in sentenced prisoners?

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.