Thursday, July 07, 2011

Heather Roy wastes $10,000 of taxpayers money

ACT MP Heather Roy is constantly complaining that the Labour Party is wasting a lot of time debating a bill in parliament that is ahead of her own bill on student associations, on the Order Paper. The bill aims to amend the Royal Society of New Zealand Act 1997. However, as Roy often notes, Parliament coats $450,000 an hour to run, and she is sick to death of Labour's filibustering on a bill to prevent her own one passing.

So what does Roy do? She asks a series of questions in Parliament about the Royal Society on Members Day - at question time. Her questions and associated responses took 7.16 minutes of Parliaments time and we learned... well nothing at all really.

As well as wasting questions in the House that others could have answered instead, the time cost the taxpayer nearly $53,000.

What a waste.




Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Quite to the contrary, we learned a great deal. We learned the Hon Wayne Map is illiterate.

We heard how he consulted with the Rorl Siety of New Zilnd.

I don't know how he ever managed to propose marriage. Does his wife speak Swahili?

July 7, 2011 at 6:08 PM  

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