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Health minister responds to parliamentary question, 2011

Government ministers are the political heads of their ministries or departments, and must be answerable for their performance in Parliament. Watch this clip of Minister of Health Tony Ryall replying to a parliamentary question from another National Party member of Parliament in April 2011.

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Richard Shaw, 'Public service - The public service in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/33030/health-minister-responds-to-parliamentary-question-2011 (accessed 3 July 2020)

Story by Richard Shaw, published 20 Jun 2012