Monday, 19 April 2010

Please, do tell…

WHILE the election has been hogging the headlines and the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano devastating travel plans, some politicians are actually doing some work – strange but true!

During Tuesday’s plenary session at the Assembly – after the MLAs calmed down after the thrills and spills of the election of the Justice Minister – Finance Minister Sammy Wilson revealed that the information flow to Assembly committees wasn’t doing too well.

Answering a question from SF North Antrim MLA Dathai McKay, Mr Wilson said it was regrettable that some departments are refusing or are at least tardy in providing information to the committees that scrutinises their work.

MLAs and departments in conflict: surely the MLAs are not so impotent that they cannot sanction the departments that refuse to provide information? Or would that ruin the relationship? Then again the relationship doesn’t seem to be working that well.

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