House debates

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Questions without Notice


2:46 pm

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I point out to the Leader of the Opposition, as I have to many others making points of order on relevance, that the question had a preamble. It did have a specific question. The Treasurer is on the policy topic. He is in order. The questioner cannot demand that the minister answering the question answer it in the way they would like them to. He is on the policy topic, and he has the call.


Tibor Majlath
Posted on 18 May 2017 7:30 am

What was the preamble in the question? This seems to be the new excuse to allow the replier to ramble on about anything without answering the question.