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Speaker’s Ruling On Questions And Responsibility

The Prime Minister and other ministers have been warned to be careful about answering questions in the House and ensure they properly address those which cover their executive responsibilities

Today Speaker David Carter ruled the prime minister and ministers were only accountable in the House for their actions in their executive roles and not, for instance, as leader of a political party or a personal capacity. However they had to take care and the prime minister should have answered one question yesterday more fully.



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