Members of the opposition in the House of Assembly received answers to questions that they had put to members of the governing party in the House of Assembly on Monday.
Among the Ministers providing answers to questions were the Minister of State for the Public Service, the Hon. Pia Glover-Rolle; Minister of Transport and Housing, the Hon. Jobeth Coleby-Davis and Minister of State for Legal Affairs, the Hon. Jomo Campbell.
In response to questions asked in relation to McKenzie and Co., Campbell said that he was unable to provide any information on the subject because the matter was not under the carriage of his ministry. The Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly and Member of Parliament for St. Anne’s, the Hon. Adrian White took exception to the response saying, “if the member from Centreville is not the honourable minister that this question relates to, which he clearly knew before he came here, the House shouldn’t have its time wasted by an individual standing up and saying its not me.”
This prompted a response from the Leader of Government Business and Member of Parliament for West Grand Bahama and Bimini, the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe who said, “Madam Speaker, the rules are very clear the members put a question to the honourable member for Centreville, having put the question the member must answer. It is the responsibility of the side opposite who and which ministry one represents.”