Whether the Minister will reply to all outstanding parliamentary questions and the points contained in each question before parliamentary questions lapse in accordance with Rule 316 of the National Assembly

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QUESTION NO: 3844    (NW4635E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO: 41-2011 OF 25 NOVEMBER 2011

MR DC SMILES (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION:

  1. Whether she will reply to (a) all outstanding parliamentary questions and (b) the points contained in each question before parliamentary questions lapse in accordance with Rule 316 of the National Assembly; if not, in each case, (i) why not and (ii) which questions, by its allocated number, will not be replied to; if so, what are the relevant details in each case;
  2. whether it is the policy of her Ministry that she submit to the mechanism of parliamentary questions as a measure of constitutional accountability to the National Assembly; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

REPLY:

  1. Yes, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation endeavours to reply to all outstanding parliamentary questions asked in 2011 in accordance with Rule 316 of the National Assembly;
  2. Yes it is the policy of my Ministry to submit itself to the mechanism of parliamentary questions as a measure of constitutional accountability to the National Assembly.
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