It was a simple question about housing and Point of Order listened closely to Housing Minister Megan Woods’ response.
Alas, we are none the wiser on one part of the question, about advice on how long it will take to get the waiting list down to around 5844. But – if we have done our sums correctly – we can tell readers there has been a hefty increase in the numbers of people on the state housing waiting list over the past five years.
We took a crack at working this out after Parliamentary questions were put by National MP Chris Bishop to the Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing), who presumably was not in Parliament at the time. Megan Woods did the answering.
“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?”
Woods presumably has been a keen student of the art of Political Blather, deserving a pass with honours. Continue reading “The govt knocks down old state houses and builds new ones – but the net result is a waiting list that cries out for demolition”