Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Bernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
I have a number of questions I want to ask the Minister of State, and it is not fair on him because he was not here when previous regimes applied and it was a serious offence for any Minister not to answer a question directly and in great detail. A Cheann Comhairle, you will remember those times. Does the Minister of State recognise that a number of Departments are spectacular in their avoidance of an answer to a parliamentary question? I can name them if necessary, but every Member of the House knows them. We know who they are.