Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Supplementary Question of the Day

Asked in the House during Question 8 (about Avian Flu):
Dr Jonathan Coleman: Does the Minister of Foreign Affairs, as a Minister outside Cabinet, fail to qualify for the special reserve of the antiviral drug Tamiflu because, by the Ministry of Health’s criteria, he would be regarded as neither a key decision maker nor an essential service?
Unfortunately the Minister of Health, Pete Hodgson, did his best to avoid giving a candid answer.