How many questions will it take Liz Sugg?


SuggThe third version of Steve Bassam’s question regarding what one Government Minister was doing a month ago emerged on Thursday. His previous two questions and Elizabeth’s answers can be seen on this blog. Steve is clearly pushing the Government to answer a very simple and democratic relevant question that should in principle have been answered on 13th March or on the 22nd March and now the nature of the question has changed slightly as Steve attempts to avoid repeating himself for the third time. The facts are that the cost of Parliamentary answers to written questions are estimated to cost us around £170 so because Liz refused to answer the first two questions, the public are now liable for £510 and if Steve feels obliged to submit a Freedom of Information question, this will cost us all a great deal more. Of course it could be that in 3 months the vital information will be published which raises question as to why the answer was not available on 13th March?. Going on beyond that one could question if Baroness Sugg  was lying to the House of Lords on 18th January 2018 when she stated “The Secretary of State has ultimate accountability to Parliament”. The Secretary of State she was referring to then is the same person whose diary she seemed unwilling to present to Steve Bassam in March and April. Let us hope that in the very near future Baroness Sugg is reminded of her comment in early 2018 and that she applies it to Steve’s question!

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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