29 Jun 2018

Housing Minister reprimanded for unsatisfactory answers

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 29 June 2018

The Housing Minister's been called out for abusing parliamentary process and giving flippant answers to written questions. Ministers are expected to answer questions fully and promptly, and Phil Twyford has been rapped over the knuckles by the Speaker of the House for not doing that. It was National's Judith Collins who lodged the questions and she says if Mr Twyford doesn't want to answer them, then he shouldn't want to be a Minister. Here's RNZ political reporter Gia Garrick.