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MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

| 15/03/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Opposition MLAs were querying the lack of answers to their parliamentary questions Tuesday when the LA resumed, with some members stating that they have had questions filed with government going back as far as July. Ezzard Miller (North Side) asked why government was struggling to answer simple questions, some of which required just one line answers and others relevant to current House business.

The opposition was given a commitment in February that the questions would all be answered when the House returned but many remain outstanding.

Premier Alden McLaughlin said he did not know why it was taking so long, explaining that all questions went directly to the relevant ministry, but he agreed that the questions should be addressed.

Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said that he had checked with chief officers, who had given assurances that all of the outstanding questions had been answered and sent to the relevant ministers for approval, so the answers should be presented shortly.

But there was no explanation why some questions had remained unanswered for as much as eight months.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Politicians politicking. That’s what they do..




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    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, if Ezzard was really worried why his question from July was not answered, he should have asked again in August. How strange he should wait until just before the election to ask.




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      • Ezzard Miller says:

        I do not normally respond to persons who don’t have the balls to sign their name, but maybe just maybe you should check the rules and meeting times of the Legislative Assembly before makin such a stupid comment.
        Ezzard




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  2. Anonymous says:

    All of the electorate feel that way daily.




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    • Anonymous says:

      These arrogant people do not care. They forget that public service means serving the public. But hey make false promises well and you will get back in.




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  3. Anonymous says:

    Sleeping? Napping? Eating? Or just being difficult. Who knows. But you people need to grow up. Do your business how it should be done and how you’d want it done.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Fear of public scrutiny, perhaps?




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Hell, the public writing to government wait so long for responses to their questions they often forgot they even asked them. The government is now a joke. there is no accountability.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Every Country that has a voting system, deserves the government that it gets, because the majority of the people votes them in.




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      • Anonymous says:

        True, but most of the problem is with the civil service.




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        • Grain-of-sand says:

          That is so true. Cut the civil service in half and twice as much work would get done.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Nope. Not the Civil Service bottle-necking this one. “all of the outstanding questions had been answered and sent to the relevant ministers for approval”. Problem may be that the politicians didn’t like the answers. (That’s why other politicians ask questions after all.)




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