Under the skirt of the law

Today, 24 hours' Bill Tieleman reported the existence of an internal government document advising ministerial aides that the opposition shouldn't be given answers in question period. "It's Question Period, not Answer Period," according to the document, which was obtained by legislature raid trial defense lawyers via a freedom of information request. And that's the reason Government House Leader Mike de Jong gave when he refused to answer questions about that advice.

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